American Red Cross desperately needs blood donations this winter

American Red Cross desperately needs blood donations this winter

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – The American Red Cross is in need of all types of blood donors throughout the winter to maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.

Blood is needed for emergencies across the country on a daily basis. It is a need Heather Von Glahn knowns well. Glahn was inspired to make the commitment to give blood regularly after her 8 year-old daughter was diagnosed with leukemia.

"I've seen blood save her life at least 10 times. When friends ask what they can do for my daughter, I tell them to donate blood. It matter's so much," said Glahn.

Below are several upcoming blood donation opportunities in the Grand Strand and Pee Dee areas from February 1 through 15. 
 
American Red Cross Florence Blood Donation Center, 1555-B West Palmetto St.
Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m; Wednesday, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
 
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.
 
Chesterfield County
Cheraw
2/1/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Northeastern Technical College, 1201 Chesterfield Highway
2/4/2016: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Cheraw High School, 649 Chesterfield Highway
 
Clarendon County
Manning
2/11/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., FE Dubose Vocational Center, 3351 Sumter Highway
 
Darlington County
Darlington
2/9/2016: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Darlington County Institute of Technology, 160 Pinedale Drive
 
Hartsville
2/3/2016: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Coker College Richard Tuck Hall, 300 E. Main St.
2/9/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 1635 Cedar Creek Road
 
Lamar
2/11/2016: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Lamar High School JROTC Building, 216 North Darlington Ave.
 
Dillon County
Dillon
2/5/2016: 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., WIX, 1422 Wix Road
 
Florence County
Florence
2/2/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Florence Darlington Tech, 2715 W. Lucas St.
2/2/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Briggs Elementary School, 1012 Congaree Drive
2/3/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., The King's Academy, 1015 S. Ebenezer Road
2/12/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., McLeod Regional Medical Center, 555 E Cheves St.
2/12/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., McLeod Plaza, 555 E Cheves St.
2/13/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Howe Springs Fire District, 2229 Howe Springs Road
2/14/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., NewSpring Church, 1100 North Cashua Drive
 
Lake City
2/1/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Barrineau Pentecostal Holiness Church, 3709 St. James Road
2/10/2016: 8:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m., Lake City High School, 652 N Matthews Road
 
Pamplico
2/5/2016: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m., Hannah Pamplico High School, 2055 South Pamplico High School
 
Georgetown County
Georgetown
2/3/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., St. Mary Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, 317 Broad St.
2/5/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Road
2/12/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., KBR, Inc., 1477 International Drive
 
Horry County
Conway
2/9/2016: 7 a.m. - 12 p.m., Horry County Solid Waste Authority, 1886 Highway 90
2/10/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Horry County Complex, 1301 Second Ave.
2/10/2016: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., E Craig Wall Building, Highway 501 West
2/13/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Wal-Mart of Conway, 2709-A Church St.
 
Garden City
2/6/2016: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 2637 Highway 17 South
 
Little River
2/2/2016: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., McLeod Seacoast Medical Center, 4000 Highway 9 East
 
Loris
2/3/2016: 2 p.m. - 7 p.m., Loris First Baptist Church, 3117 Main St.
2/11/2016: 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., MCLEOD LORIS, 3655 Mitchell St.
 
Myrtle Beach
2/4/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Myrtle Beach Intermediate, 3301 Oak St.
2/12/2016: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Carolina Forest High School, 700 Gardner Lacy Road
2/12/2016: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS, 951 Shine Ave.
2/15/2016: 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Carolina Forest Library and Recreation Center, Carolina Forest Recreation Center, 2254 Carolina Forest Blvd.
 
North Myrtle Beach
2/9/2016: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., King of Glory Lutheran Church, 805 11th Ave. North, and Jordan Road
 
Surfside Beach
2/1/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., First Baptist Church - Surfside, 711 16th Ave. North
 
Williamsburg County
Kingstree
2/11/2016: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Santee Electric Cooperative, 424 Sumter Highway

You can make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting www.redcrossblood .org, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

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