By Dr. Carlos W. Gibbons Gene Swygert, a local Irmo/Chapin resident, has been giving blood to the American Red Cross for more than 50 years. As of this date, he has given more than 50 gallons of blood and more than 400 visits to the local Red Cross campus toContinue Reading

The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood amid the ongoing severe blood shortage. Blood and platelet donations continue to be critical to meet hospital demand and the public is urged to make an appointment to give now. The Red Cross has been distributing about 12 percent moreContinue 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