President's Message

presidents-messageDear Friends,

More than 4.5 million lives are saved each year by a single, selfless act—donating blood. In fact, just one pint of blood can help save up to three lives. Every minute of every day, someone will need blood. Because of your support, The Blood Connection is able to make vital connections that save lives in our communities.

The Blood Connection, headquartered in Piedmont, SC, was founded in 1979 and is the largest independently managed, non-profit community blood center in the region.The Blood Connection truly understands that its first order of business is the blood supply. We continually assess the ever-changing needs of our hospital partners and establish goals that ensure we provide what is needed. Strategic goal setting and the pursuit of these goals are the driving forces behind our operation. We know that achieving daily blood collection goals ensures a worry-free inventory of blood products.

The Blood Connection is committed to meeting the needs of patients in our communities, and this means having the right products in the right quantities at the right time. Most importantly, local hospital and patient needs are met first. Only after our hospital partners are taken care of does TBC provide much needed services beyond our horizon to other hospitals and blood centers.

We thank you for each time that you help save a life, and promise to continually seek ways to improve our service to our hospital partners and communities. We are proud to be a cornerstone in your community with a mission to serve whenever the need for blood arises.



Delisa K. English, President and CEO


Our Mission

Our mission is to support our healthcare partners with adequate, safe, cost-effective blood supplies and services. Blood sustains precious human life. Its presence and flow allow us to seek the purpose of our existence and attain life’s milestones. When we share blood, wounds heal; individuals thrive; and families remain whole. We share blood to enrich our life experience, casting aside our differences to link the human race through a common, natural bond.

Annual Report

2016 Annual Report to the Community

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Our Organization

Delisa K. English

J. Brian Madden

Tracy Bridges

Denise Calloway

Robert O. Rainer

Our Services

How We Process Blood