Tuesday, June 11, 2013
The American Red Cross is experiencing a blood shortage of O negative blood and is at critical levels for all blood types.
Summertime often means that the blood supply is at low levels due to donors vacationing and spending time with family and friends.
On Friday June 14, Trident Medical Center will host a blood drive for the community from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donors will be entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 American Express gift card.
“The American Red Cross is currently experiencing a reduction in O negative donors,” said Christy Joyner, medical technologist with Trident Health. “Presently, we are at critical levels for all blood types.”
To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or schedule your appointment online: www.redcrossblood.org and enter tridentmed as the sponsor. Walk-ins are welcome but donors with appointments will be taken first.
The Journal Scene is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Journal Scene.