MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - WMBF News and the Red Cross have teamed up to form the "Drive for Life" blood drive Sept. 19-20.
Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood and platelets. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.
If you are interested in donating to the Red Cross, and have questions, visit the Red Cross website.
Locals and visitors alike are welcome to donate. Darla Stike brought her grandson during the spring blood drive, and used the experience as a lesson for him. "He said, 'I don't understand why I can't give blood'. I said 'You have to be 18.' He said, 'Well kids need blood too', and I said 'that's ok, cause the kids can use mine, but when you get 18 you can give', and he said 'That's great, I will'."
We thank all the sponsors, and encourage everyone who can, to come out to donate.
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