Low blood supply leads to month full of drives in Beaufort
Supplies have been at lower than normal levels for much of 2017 and lots of regular donors were among those busy over the recent holiday season. Couple that with the cold weather impacting our area over the last week surely has impacted the potential attendance at mobile blood drives throughout the Lowcountry.
Giving blood is very important and is often times overlooked. Each unit of blood is vital and could save the life of one of your own neighbors. In fact, according to OneBlood’s website, each whole blood donation has the potential to save up to three lives.
Many potential blood donors believe that they can’t donate blood due to medical or other reasons, but there is actually very little that would prevent or disqualify most from donating. Visit Oneblood’s website and get answers to questions you may have.
If you would like to donate, and we certainly hope you do, there are plenty of opportunities locally here in January.
OneBlood’s Big Red Bus will be at the following locations throughout the area. Please make an appointment to donate at one of the upcoming local blood drives. We’ve made it easy for you because all you have to do is visit this link to make your appointment.
January 9 – Sea Island Rotary Club Blood Drive @ The Quality Inn, Beaufort Town Center, 9:30am – 2:30pm
January 10 – Omni Health & Fitness, Beaufort Town Center, 2:00am – 7:00pm
January 15 – Turbeville Insurance Agency, Lady’s Island, 10am – 3pm
January 16 – YMCA of Beaufort County , Port Royal, 10am – 4pm
January 22 – Beaufort Academy, Lady’s Island, 10am – 3pm
January 24 – USCB Gateway Campus, Bluffton, 11am – 4pm
January 27 – Kalon & Co./Local Clothing Boutique, Port Royal, 11am – 4pm
January 31 – Beaufort Jasper Water Sewer Authority, Okatie, 7:30am – 12:30pm
The bus is fun, the staff is pretty cool and donating only takes less than a half hour from your time.