CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Every two seconds, someone in America needs blood or platelets.
In the Lowcountry, about 500 donations are needed every day to meet the need for hospital patients.
A blood drive organized by the Red Cross and Live 5 News Tuesday will take donors of all types. Types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative are especially needed.
The drive runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the center court of Citadel Mall.
Donated blood will go toward emergencies, organ transplants, leukemia treatments and more.
The first 100 donors get a ticket to the South Carolina Aquarium. All donors will receive a coupon for a free haircut at participating Sport Clips locations.
Donors typically need to be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.
A driver's license or two other forms of ID are required at check in.