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The Blood Connection (TBC), your community blood center, has an urgent need for blood donations. Since TBC is the exclusive blood supplier for ALL Upstate hospitals, the responsibility is on the community to help local hospital patients who rely on donated blood products. In the past week, TBC has experienced extremely low donor turnout and blood drive cancellations due to fears surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus). While those fears are understandable, this community could be facing a blood shortage soon if healthy people don’t step up to donate blood. Blood cannot be manufactured or replicated; it must be donated.
TBC has taken extra preventative cleaning measures to assure that blood centers and mobiles are clean and safe places to donate. If the outbreak continues to spread, additional challenges could come up, which could potentially reduce the number of eligible donors. With heightened safety measures in place, know that you can donate blood with confidence at TBC. Now more than ever, express yourself as an upstanding community hero and be the one to answer the call for help. We need you now.
Christ Community Church will be hosting a blood drive at 700 Harrison Bridge Road Simpsonville, SC on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 10:00AM and end at 2:00PM. I encourage donors to make an appointment ahead of time so interaction with others can be controlled. Keep in mind, Christ Community Church will have a place for donors to wait inside so there are less people on the blood mobile, for safety reasons. During the donation process, TBC will ensure that donors are as far from each other as possible. Donating blood takes around 45 minutes. It includes answering a questionnaire and a mini physical, assuring a donor is healthy enough to give.
If you are unable to make it to the blood drive, TBC has five blood donation centers throughout the Upstate: Greenville, Greenwood, Spartanburg, Easley, and Seneca. If you see a center or mobile while you are out, please consider your community and stop in to donate.