Ken Shranko with McLeod Physician Associates gives the gift of life during a recent McLeod Health-sponsored American Red Cross Blood Drive.
McLeod Health sponsors blood drives throughout the year in Florence, Darlington, Dillon, Cheraw, Manning, Loris and the North Myrtle Beach area.
Due to a decrease in donations this Summer, the South Carolina Division of the American Red Cross reports that they urgently need to collect 200 donations a day. Those who can donate type O blood are especially in demand because it’s the first blood type to be depleted from hospitals during a shortage. Emergency Departments use type O negative when there isn’t time to determine the correct blood type during an emergency.
Please mark your calendar to donate during an upcoming McLeod Health Blood Drive:
August 7 – McLeod Health Darlington
August 14 – McLeod Regional Medical Center
August 21 – McLeod Health Cheraw
August 30 – McLeod Health Dillon
September 13 – McLeod Health Seacoast
Please bring your Driver’s License, Red Cross Donor ID Card or Red Cross RapidPass card when you come to donate.
To register, please call:
843-777-2005 for McLeod Regional Medical Center, McLeod Health Darlington and McLeod Health Cheraw
1-800-Red-Cross (733-2767) for McLeod Health Dillon
843-390-8327 for McLeod Health Seacoast.