blood donations

The B Strong Group will host a community Blood Drive on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, from 11 am until 4 pm. The theme is “Tis the Season to B a Life Saver”.

Blood donors will receive a $20 Amazon e-gift card (via email), a long sleeve Red Cross Holiday Edition t-shirt and a The B Strong Group swag bag. Blood donors at this event can also join The B Strong Group’s exclusive blood donor team: Braden’s Buddies. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, call 803-875-1266 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code bstrong.

Approximately 4,500 people with sickle cell disease currently live in South Carolina. There is a critical need for blood and for sickle cell awareness. This is the mission of The B Strong Group and the purpose of its Founders.

“Hosting a blood drive coincides with The B Strong Group core values of giving back to the community,” said Brenda Green, Founder & CEO. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”

Blood is routinely transfused to patients with sickle cell disease, cancer and other diseases, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims, according to the Red Cross.

“The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime to a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood.”

Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone and is often used to treat trauma patients.

About The B Strong Group

Founded in 2017 and based in Columbia, South Carolina, The B Strong Group is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of sickle cell disease, advocating for our warriors and listening to their stories. This group is dedicated to empowering our warriors and their caregivers through education, giving and sharing.

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