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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on July 27, 2012

GMH Blood Drive Aug. 3 

Friday, July 27, 2012

Georgetown, S.C. --   Every drop matters. And in no situation is that more apropos than for blood donations. Every minute of every day, someone needs blood, and that need increases during summer. Help meet the heightened demand for blood at the blood drive Friday, Aug. 3, at Georgetown Memorial Hospital.

Members of the public are encouraged to donate blood from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the private dining room on the first floor. Donors will receive a jar opener, a water bottle and a fountain soda.Appointments can be made by calling 843.527.7173 or going to http://www.redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins are also welcome.

In addition to having a valid ID, blood donors must be healthy, be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. 

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