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Published on April 29, 2014

Waccamaw Community Hospital blood drive May 9th

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Give blood and help offset the rising demand for blood at Waccamaw Community Hospital’s blood drive Friday, May 9, at Wachesaw Conference Center.

The drive will take place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the center, located at 4367 Riverwood Drive across from the hospital in Murrells Inlet.

Appointments will take priority, but walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, call 843.652.1135 or go to

According to Red Cross statistics, each year about 4 million people in the United States need blood. The current need is acute because officials say wintry weather in January and February sharply reduced the blood supply for the area, and the summer vacation season when the demand increases is fast approaching.

In addition 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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