Annual blood drive to honor SC highway fatality victims

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The South Carolina Department of Public Safety will hold their Annual Charleston Blood Drive on Thursday to honor those who have died on South Carolina highways.

The blood drive will be held at Joseph R Riley, Jr. Park on Thursday, May 9 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Each year, organizers of the event honor an individual who lost their life on a South Carolina Road. This year, the blood drive is honoring Tamara Steward, who died September 30, 2011 on Ashley Phosphate Rd.

According to SC Highway Patrol, roughly 1,000 people are killed every year on South Carolina highway.

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