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Red Cross seeking blood donors the week of Independence Day

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The American Red Cross is looking for blood donors the week of Independence Day.

Blood donors are needed from July 2-6, 2015.

Blood donations often decline during the summer months due to traveling, and vacations, however hospital patients still depend on volunteer donors to receive lifesaving transfusions 

All blood types are needed especially those with type O negative, A negative and B negative are needed.

Upcoming blood drives July 1-15. 2015

American Red Cross Myrtle Beach Blood Donation Center, The Plaza at Carolina Forest, 3681 Renee Drive, Unit 4

Tuesday, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday, noon to 6:30 p.m.; Friday, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Dillon

7/7/2015: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., McLeod Medical Center Dillon, 301 East Jackson St.

Horry

Little River

7/9/2015: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., McLeod Seacoast Medical Center, 4000 Highway 9 East

7/13/2015: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Little River United Methodist Church, 1629 Highway 17

Murrells Inlet

7/10/2015: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Wachesaw Conference Center, 4367 Riverwood Drive

Myrtle Beach

7/8/2015: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Ripley's Aquarium, 1110 Celebrity Circle

7/11/2015: 1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Myrtle Beach Pelicans, 1251 21st Ave.

7/14/2015: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Carolina Forest Library and Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd.

7/15/2015: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Healthfinders at Coastal Grand Mall, 2000 Coastal Grand Circle #520

North Myrtle Beach

7/2/2015: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Walmart-Myrtle Beach North, 550 Highway 17 North

7/14/2015: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1100 8th Ave. North

Surfside Beach

7/1/2015: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Church of the Resurrection, 8901 Highway 17 Bypass

Marion

7/7/2015: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Marion Fire Department, 107 East Bond St.

A blood donor card or driver's license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

Those who donate during that week, will receive  a Red Cross embroided hat while supplies last.

To make an appointment to give blood download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)

If you have any questions about upcoming blood donations contact Krystal Overmyer (p) 803-251-6034 (c)803-446-7743 or email at krystal.overmyer@redcross.org

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