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Red Cross: Emergency request for blood donations

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The American Red Cross says there’s an urgent need for blood and platelets, and they’re calling on eligible donors to help out.

According to American Red Cross, blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, as well as a significant draw down of the overall Red Cross blood supply.
 
Representatives say the Fourth of July holiday also may caused several routine donors to postpone donations due to vacation.

“Right now, blood products are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which is why we are making this emergency request for donations,” said Nick Gehrig, communications director, Red Cross Blood Services, said in a press release. “Donations are urgently needed now to meet the needs of hospital patients in the coming days and weeks. If you’ve thought about giving blood and helping to save lives, now is the time to do it. It’s the blood donations on the shelves that help save lives when an emergency occurs.”

Upcoming blood donation opportunities, July 5 through July 25:
 
American Red Cross Mount Pleasant Blood Donation Center, 920 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
 
American Red Cross West Ashley Blood Donation Center, 2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday.
 
Berkeley
Bonneau
7/23/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Oak Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church, 1134 Betsy Hole Road
 
Goose Creek
7/8/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lowe's--Goose Creek, 520 St. James Ave.
7/10/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Goose Creek United Methodist Church, 142 Red Bank Road
7/17/2016: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Immaculate Conception Parish Community Center, 510 St. James Ave.
 
Hanahan
7/11/2016: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Highland Park Baptist Church, 6211 Murray Drive
 
Moncks Corner
7/7/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Santee Cooper Main Building, 1 Riverwood Drive
7/19/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Berkeley County Government, 1003 Highway 52
7/24/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, 1404 Old Highway 52 South
7/25/2016: 2:30 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Moncks Corner, 112 East Main St.
 
Charleston
7/6/2016: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., MUSC HORSESHOE, 171 Ashley Ave.
7/7/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Charleston Maritime Center, 10 Wharfside St.
7/12/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., South State Bank, 2400 Mall Drive
7/12/2016: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Charles River Laboratories, 1023 Wappoo Road
7/15/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Synagogue Emanu-El, Five Windsor Drive
7/16/2016: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m., Faith  Assembly Church, 1527 Remount Road
7/19/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Roper Hospital, 3165 Calhoun St.
7/20/2016: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1519 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
 
Isle of Palms
7/14/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wild Dunes Sweetgrass Pavilion, 5757 Palm Blvd.
 
Mount Pleasant
7/12/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Hamlin Plantation, 100 Amenity Park
7/20/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Johnson & Johnson Inc., Managers, 200 Wingo Way, Suite 200
7/23/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., St. Andrew's Church - Mt. Pleasant, 440 Whilden St.
 
North Charleston
7/6/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Crews Chevrolet, 8199 Rivers Ave.
7/13/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 1444 Remount Road
7/14/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Scientific Research Corporation, 1101 Remount Road , Suite 500
7/17/2016: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., Deer Park Baptist Church, 8875 University Blvd.
7/18/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Honeywell, 4090 Azalea Drive
7/19/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., North Charleston City Hall, 2500 City Hall Lane, PO Box 190016
 
Colleton
Walterboro
7/11/2016: 1 p.m. - 7 p.m., First Baptist Church of Walterboro, 124 South Memorial
 
Dorchester
Summerville
7/5/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Summerville Family YMCA at The Ponds, 101 Potter Circle
7/10/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 206 Central Ave.
7/15/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Town of Summerville, W 5th S St.
 
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