Blood donation down, but need continues

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The American Red Cross has put out an urgent call for blood donors as their supplies are running low nationwide.

Locally, there is no need to wait for a blood drive.  The Blood Donation Center, located 7747 North Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach, offers the opportunity to make an appointment at your convenience

If it's more of a social thing for you, there are several blood drives coming up in the next week.  The most current list can be found on the South Carolina's Region Page here.  You can also make an appointment at any one of these blood drives there.

Thursday, July 5th  1:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Church of the Resurrection
8901 Highway 17 Bypass
Surfside, SC

Friday, July 6th  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Waccamaw Community Hospital
4070 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC

Friday, July 6th  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Waccamaw Community Hospital, Wachesaw Conference Center
4367 Riverwood Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC

Monday, July 9th  12:30 - 6 p.m.
Little River United Methodist Church
1629 Highway 17
Little River, SC

Tuesday, July 10th  9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, SC

Wednesday, July 11th  8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Surfside Civic Center.
115 Hwy 17 North
Surfside Beach, SC

Wednesday, July 11th  10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Horry County Government Complex
1301 Second Avenue
Conway, SC

Thursday, July 12th  2:30 - 7 p.m.
St. Peter's Lutheran Church - Pawleys Island
65 Crooked Oak Drive
Pawleys Island, SC

Friday, July 13th  10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Coastal Carolinas Association of REALTORS
951 Shine Avenue
Surfside Beach, SC

Saturday, July 14th  10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Wal-Mart of Conway
2709-A Church Street
Conway, SC

If you're a newbie to this whole blood donation thing, you can learn all about the requirements and the process on the American Red Cross Blood Donation page.

To keep up with the latest from the South Carolina division of the Red Cross, connect with them on Twitter.

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