Richland County deputies, Columbia Police officers, and Columbia firefighters compete for most blood donor votes in the annual drive By W. Thomas Smith Jr. COLUMBIA, S.C. – The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD), the Columbia Police Department, and the Columbia Fire Department are partnering with the American Red Cross onceContinue 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

The Irmo Police Department Community Foundation and the Blood Connection will be hosting a blood drive on May 19, from 1:30 – 6:30 pm at Irmo Community Park. To make an appointment visit, All donors will receive an exclusive The Blood Connection t-shirt and a free medium pizza fromContinue Reading

“Join us at Irmo Fire District Headquarters, 6017 St. Andrews Road, for a Community Blood Drive that benefits all!“ The Irmo Fire District has partnered with The Blood Connection and the Irmo Fire Foundation to assist with the ongoing blood shortage crisis. The Blood Connection will be offering a $10Continue Reading

Miss Gamecock 2021 Callie Farrell will host a community blood drive with the American Red Cross January 7 from 10 am to 3 pm at the American Red Cross Donation Center located at 2751 Bull Street, Columbia. For more information or to make an appointment to donate email [email protected] orContinue Reading