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Published on September 23, 2013

Does your blood run garnet or orange? Show us at GMH blood drive 

Monday, September 23, 2013

Georgetown, S.C. – Does your blood run garnet or orange? It’s your chance to tell the community and save a life at Georgetown Memorial Hospital's blood drive Friday, Oct. 4, in the private dining room on the first floor of the hospital.

In a lead-up to the annual Carolina-Clemson football game in November,  Georgetown Hospital System is encouraging Carolina and Clemson fans to declare their allegiance and give blood at three upcoming blood drives, beginning with the Oct. 4 drive at GMH. The other two are Oct. 24 at HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness and Nov. 1 at Waccamaw Community Hospital.

The team with the most donations will be announced after each drive. Every donor’s name will be entered into a drawing for a Carolina and a Clemson tailgate basket that will be awarded the week of the game.

Not a Gamecock or a Tiger fan? No worries; just be a fan for life. The GMH drive will take place from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. All Donors will receive a jar opener and an ice cream or a soda coupon.

Appointments will take priority, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments can be made by calling 843.527.7173 or going to http://www.redcrossblood.org.

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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Tidelands Health is the largest health care provider in Georgetown and Horry counties. With three hospitals and nearly 50 outpatient locations that stretch from Andrews to North Myrtle Beach, Tidelands Health is improving lives across the Tidelands region.