This July, the American Red Cross emphasizes the urgent need for blood donors to support lifesaving transfusions during the summer months. Donors of all blood types are in demand, especially those with type O blood and those giving platelets. Every donation is crucial in maintaining the stock of blood productsContinue Reading

Westminster Presbyterian Church will be holding a blood drive on July 10 from 10 AM to 2 PM. The church is located at 1715 Broad River Road in Columbia. To schedule an appointment, visit All donors will receive a Red Cross umbrella as a thank you for their contribution.Continue Reading

The American Red Cross is asking the public to give blood during Trauma Awareness Month in May to keep hospitals prepared for all transfusion needs, including emergencies. Type O blood donors and donors giving platelets are especially needed right now:   Type O negative is the universal blood type and whatContinue Reading

As we welcome spring, the American Red Cross urges donors to step forward and give blood to bolster the national blood supply. People of all blood types, especially those with type O, play a vital role in meeting the ongoing demand for lifesaving transfusions. Red Cross Month: March During RedContinue Reading

Eleven disaster-trained volunteers from the American Red Cross of South Carolina are deploying to California to help people in need after a busy weekend of disasters across multiple western states. Red Cross disaster teams have emergency shelters open in California, Arizona and Nevada after Tropical Storm Hilary’s heavy rain causedContinue Reading

The American Red Cross will be hosting a blood donation drive April 14 from 11 am – 4 pm at the Ballentine Community Center located at 1009 Bickley Road. To make an appointment visit, Code: IRMOCOMMUNITY. Donors who give between April 1-23, will receive an exclusive Red Cross andContinue Reading

April is National Minority Health Month — a time to raise awareness about health disparities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority populations. The American Red Cross is reminding blood and platelet donors it’s critically important to maintain a stable blood supply this spring to support those with chronic illnessesContinue Reading

When the American Red Cross launched the Home Fire Campaign in the fall of 2014, it was with one objective: to prevent the tragic loss of life due to home fires. Since then, the South Carolina Region has helped lead the national effort to make homes safer alongside partners, includingContinue Reading