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The Tidelands Health Newsroom

Published on April 04, 2022

Tidelands Health bloods drives scheduled this month in Murrells Inlet, Georgetown, Pawleys Island

Community members will have several chances to donate blood this month at blood drives sponsored by Tidelands Health.

A donor squeezes a heart-shaped ball while donating blood.The health system is partnering with 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 other patients.

“We rely on the generous spirit of our community members to come out and donate blood,” said Ashley Capps, vice president of nursing and operations at Tidelands Health. “Donating blood truly is giving the gift of life.”

Community members are encouraged to donate at one of the upcoming blood drives sponsored by Tidelands Health and The Blood Connection:

  • Monday, April 11, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Blood Connection bloodmobiles will be set up at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital, 606 Black River Road in Georgetown, and Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital, 4070 Highway 17 South in Murrells Inlet.
  • Monday, April 25, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Blood Connection bloodmobile will be at Tidelands HealthPoint Center for Health and Fitness, 12965 Ocean Highway in Pawleys Island.

Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment at thebloodconnection.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled appointments will take priority. All donors at the blood drives will receive a $20 eGift card.

Blood donors must be 17 years old (16-year-olds can donate with parental consent) 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 60 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.