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Consider This: Donate Blood

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On Wednesday, we are holding our annual Swing into Giving blood drive. This year the collection sites are located in Florence at Magnolia Mall and in Myrtle Beach at Coastal Grand Mall.

Consider This:

According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood and more than 41,000 blood donations are needed every day. The blood type most often requested by hospitals is Type O. More than 1.6 million people were diagnosed with cancer last year. Many of them will need blood, sometimes daily, during their chemotherapy treatment. And a single car accident victim can require as many as 100 pints of blood.

Those are just a few of the reasons we need your help. And as a thank you for your donation you'll get great snacks, tickets to see the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and a Swing into Giving t-shirt. So come out between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow and give the gift of life.

Find out more about the drive, and sign up for an appointment now here:

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