Live 5 News teams up with Red Cross for blood drive

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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.

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