The Blood Connection announces increased need for blood donors

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The Blood Connection, a nonprofit community blood center that serves an 18,280-square-mile area of South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina, is urging blood donors to give blood to ensure that hospital need remains uninterrupted.

According to a press release, “unusually cold temperatures,” including historic snowfall along the South Carolina coast, and widespread illness are “affecting turn out and blood donations.” The Blood Connection holds between 12 and 14 blood drives each day.

The Blood Connection is in need of all blood types, and both whole blood and platelet donations will be accepted.

In Greenville, donors can visit the organization’s donation center at 435 Woodruff Road. Other locations to give can be found via The Blood Connection website.

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