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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on May 31, 2022

Tidelands Health blood drives scheduled in Murrells Inlet, Georgetown and Pawleys Island in June

Community members have several chances to donate blood in June at blood drives sponsored by Tidelands Health.

A donor squeezes a heart-shaped ball while donating blood.The health system is partnering with the American Red Cross and The Blood Connection to sponsor the blood drives in Murrells Inlet, Georgetown and Pawleys Island.

Blood drives help ensure adequate blood supplies for Tidelands Health patients. Blood supplies are routinely used to treat accident victims, cancer patients, those who need blood transfusions and more.

“Donating blood truly is giving the gift of life,” said Ashley Capps, vice president of nursing and operations at Tidelands Health. “Our community has been so generous through the years taking the time to participate in these blood drives. We rely on the community’s generosity and desire to help others to help make sure we have adequate blood supplies to serve our patients.”

Community members are encouraged to donate at one of the upcoming blood drives:

  • Friday, June 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Road in Georgetown. Go to redcrossblood.org to schedule an appointment.
  • Monday, June 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blood Connection will have its bloodmobiles set up outside Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, 4070 Highway 17 in Murrells Inlet, and Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Road in Georgetown. Go to thebloodconnection.org to schedule an appointment for these blood drives.
  • Monday, June 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness, 12965 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island. Go to thebloodconnection.org to schedule an appointment at this blood drive.

Donors are encouraged to schedule appointments online. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled appointments will take priority.

Blood donors must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds. Bring a photo ID or blood donor ID. Individuals who are not feeling well or who are on an antibiotic for an active infection should donate at another time.

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Tidelands Health is the region’s largest health care provider and MUSC Health affiliate, serving the Carolinas at four hospitals and more than 70 outpatient locations. More than 2,500 employee, physician and volunteer partners work side by side with our communities to transform the health of our region – promoting wellness, preventing illness, encouraging recovery and restoring health.