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2/13/2019 12:30:00 PM
Donors Are Urged to Donate As Flu Season Impacts Donations

Due to widespread flu and illness, The Blood Connection is experiencing low donor turnout and this is affecting blood inventory and the ability to provide blood products to our local hospitals.

TBC is urging healthy donors--first time donors and regular donors--to help fill in during this time of shortages. All blood types are needed, especially O negative because it can be transfused to almost any patient in need. O negative is recognized as the universal type; although only 7% of the population has it.

Medical Director Dr. Robert Rainer describes the need as a matter of math. “When donors are unable to keep their scheduled appointments because of the flu, the community blood supply drops,” said Rainer, who oversees medical and technical processes and procedures that ensure the care and safety of donors and transfusion recipients.

“There are patients undergoing surgery, receiving cancer treatment and organ transplants, who are depending on donated blood, in addition to the unexpected traumas seen at hospitals on a daily basis. When demand outweighs supply, the lives of these patients are at risk.”

All donation centers are open today and operating as normal. TBC also welcomes businesses and organizations that may be able to host a blood drive.  To sponsor a blood drive, call 864-751-3019.

Following is a list of center locations: 435 Woodruff Road, Greenville; 341 Old Abbeville Highway, Greenwood; 5116 Calhoun Memorial Highway, Easley; 1308 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca; 270 North Grove Medical Park Drive, Spartanburg; 225 Airport Road, Arden, NC, and 5925 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC

Donors can also find a local blood drive by visiting TBC’s website here: https://donate.thebloodconnection.org/donor/schedules/geo

TBC’s mission is to ensure all hospital partners have the blood supplies needed for patients at any given time. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent.








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