Berkeley Co. hosting blood drive as coronavirus causes blood shortage

Berkeley Co. hosting blood drive as coronavirus causes blood shortage
Red Cross needs donors for blood drive. (Source: Red Cross)

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Berkeley County is hosting a blood drive in partnership with the American Red Cross on May 12.

The blood drive will be in the Assembly Room at the Berkeley County Administration Building, 1003 Highway 52, Moncks Corner, on Tuesday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Berkeley County officials are asking folks to consider donating blood because they say there is a dire need and “the coronavirus is leaving hospitals short on critical needs, including blood.”

To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code, “BerkeleyGov”.

There is a dire need for blood right now. The coronavirus is leaving hospitals short on critical needs, including blood....

Posted by Berkeley County Government on Saturday, April 25, 2020

Before scheduling, learn more about safety and health protocols designed to protect donors and blood recipients on redcrossblood.org, especially during the Covid-19 outbreak.

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