fbpx
Give Mo’, Get Moe’s

Give Mo’, Get Moe’s

Spice Up a Life: Donate Blood!

If you’re a Moe’s fan, you’ve probably heard of Mo Monday (the best day of the week, are we right?) Well TBC is making Mo Mondays even better! Donate blood with The Blood Connection and you’ll get your fave Moe’s meal for FREE, 2 weeks in a row. We’re not kidding.

For the entire month of September, TBC and Moe’s Southwest Grill are working together to getting people fired up about blood donation. Partnerships like this are essential to the community’s blood supply. Moe’s enthusiasm to partner with TBC has helped the blood center reach new donors and save more lives! That just goes to show that teamwork really does make the dream work.

The Give Mo’ Get Moe’s promotion runs September 9th – September 30th. Donors who give blood at any TBC center on any Monday in September will receive a $20 Moe’s gift card! To find a center near you, click here.

On September 23rd, 11 Moe’s locations will host a blood mobile for a collective blood drive from 4-8 P.M. Blood donors will receive a $20 Moe’s gift card there too. After donating, walk right into your local Moe’s and enjoy a free dinner, a thank you for spicing up/saving someone’s life!

 

Participating Locations:

449 East Main Street  Spartanburg, SC
6005 Wade Hampton Blvd, # A Taylors, SC 
500 Haywood Rd Greenville, SC 
3144 N Main St Anderson, SC 
360 Merrimon Ave Asheville, NC
168 Shenstone Blvd  Garner, NC
10760 Wakefield Commons Dr  Raleigh, NC
1410 E Broad St Fuquay-Varina, NC 
Belle Hall: 612-A Long Point Rd Mt Pleasant, SC 
9514 Dorchester Rd #106 Charleston, SC 
214 Azalea Square Blvd Summerville, SC 

The Moe’s promotion at TBC donation centers will be held on 09/09, 09/16, 09/23, 09/30. Donor gifts are while supplies last. Mobile drives are only on 09/23.

When donors give blood with The Blood Connection, it stays local. TBC is the primary blood provider for local hospitals, which means when anyone there needs blood, TBC supplies it. While trauma is the most obvious reason for blood usage, cancer patients are usually the number one recipients of blood products. Donations are also needed for burn victims, premature infants, surgeries, and those with blood disorders, to name a few. When community members share blood, healing happens, and families remain whole. 

Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. Our centers are open Monday-Friday 7am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday 7am-5pm. Click here to make an appointment or to call a specific center. 

Pass it on: Sponsor a youth to go to SpiritFest

Pass it on: Sponsor a youth to go to SpiritFest

In the Spirit of Saving Lives

SpiritFest is making waves in Greenville, SC September 1st at 5PM at the Bon Secours Arena! 

The Blood Connection is giving blood donors the chance to sponsor a youth to go to SpiritFest! Change a life and save one, at the same time. 

Donate blood at any of these blood drives and receive a youth SpiritFest ticket: 

 

  • 08/25 – Poplar Spring Baptist Church: 4-8PM 

  • 08/31 – Phyllis Wheatley Center: 10A-2:00P

TBC will also be at Black Expo on August 9 and 10 with information about hosting a blood drive in the community. Stop by our booth, we’d love to say hi!

The demand for blood never stops. That’s why our blood donors are essential to saving lives. Be the difference for someone in your community! Sickle cell patients especially rely on blood donations every day from the minority population. It’s important to know about the disease and how you can help. Read this article to learn more.

Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. Donors must bring a valid photo ID or Donor ID.

Donate Mate: Give Back at Outback

Donate Mate: Give Back at Outback

Outback Give Back – Donate, Mate!

There’s never been a better time to stop by your local Outback Steakhouse! And The Blood Connection is giving you an easy way to eat for FREE.

For the entire month of August, TBC and Outback Steakhouse are working together to spread the word about blood donation. Partnerships like this are essential to the community’s blood supply. Outback Steakhouse’s enthusiasm to partner with TBC has helped the blood center reach new donors and save more lives!

The Outback Give Back Promotion runs August 1st – August 29th. Donors who give blood at any TBC center on any Thursday will receive a $20 Outback gift card and a free Bloomin’ Onion ® coupon. To find a center near you, click here.

On August 29th, 18 Outback Steakhouse locations will host a blood mobile for a collective blood drive at the same time, 2-7 P.M. Blood donors will receive a $20 Outback gift card and a free Bloomin’ Onion® coupon. After donating, they can walk right in and enjoy a free dinner at Outback, a thank you for saving lives!

Participating Locations:

7500 Creedmoor Road Raleigh, NC
3105 Capital Blvd Raleigh, NC
3500 Mount Moriah Road Durham, NC
901 Walnut Street Cary, NC
210 Gateway Boulevard Rocky Mount, NC
845 US Highway 70 West Garner, NC
911 Outlet Center Drive Smithfield, NC
606 Greenville Boulevard SE Greenville, NC
1890 Sam Rittenberg Blvd Charleston, SC
715 Johnnie Dobbs Blvd Mt. Pleasant, SC
21 Orchard Park Drive, Suite 1 Greenville, SC
1646 J.B. White SR Boulevard Spartanburg, SC
110 Interstate Boulevard Anderson, SC
454 Bypass 72 NorthWest Greenwood, SC
125 Southern Center Way Easley, SC
250 Mitchelle Drive Hendersonville, NC
30 Tunnel Road Asheville, NC
945 Factory Shops Blvd Gaffney, SC

“TBC is very appreciative that Outback has hopped on board with us. To have a popular nationwide brand embrace what we do is monumental to the communities TBC serves. Outback is helping us spread the word about our life-giving mission, which means we are going to touch the lives of many hospital patients, together,” said TBC President and CEO, Delisa K. English.

Outback promotion at the centers will be held on 08/01, 08/08, 08/15, 08/22, 08/29. 

When donors give local with The Blood Connection, it stays local. TBC is the primary blood provider for local hospitals, which means when anyone there needs blood, TBC supplies it. While trauma is the most obvious reason for blood usage, cancer patients are usually the number one recipients of blood products. Donations are also needed for burn victims, premature infants, surgeries, and those with blood disorders, to name a few. When community members share blood, healing happens, and families remain whole. 

Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. Our centers are open Monday-Friday 7am-7pm and Saturday-Sunday 7am-5pm. Click here to make an appointment or to call a specific center.

Honoring Trooper Eric Nicholson

Honoring Trooper Eric Nicholson

Honoring a Local Hero 

On December 6th, 2000, South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Nicholson was shot and killed in Greenville after trying to pull over a robbery suspect. Nicholson was a Marine, husband, and loyal servant to his community. Coincidentally, one of his last acts of kindness was donating blood. He donated about an hour before he was killed with his wife, Misty. Since his death, she has been passionate about spreading the message of blood donation throughout the community. Blood drives in honor of Nicholson started in 2002 and have saved up to 6,000 lives. The Blood Connection is now dedicating its newest mobile donation bus to Nicholson, naming it “Eric.”   

Trooper Nicholson’s death was a big shock to the community. This event not only recognizes a community hero, but also shines a light on the risk and sacrifice that local law enforcement officers face every day.

Donate Blood in Nicholson’s Honor

The new mobile, “Eric,” opened to the public after the dedication ceremony on Friday, July 26th. The bus was officially named in the same parking lot where Nicholson was killed almost 20 years ago. Although the sacrifice of a blood donor comes no where near Nicholson’s sacrifice, the sentiment to give back to the community is similar. At the Nicholson blood drive, TBC saw 49 people and collected 45 units of blood. That has the power to save up to 135 lives in the Upstate community! Those donors honored Nicholson and continued his legacy by donating blood.

The demand for blood never stops. That’s why our local blood donors are essential to saving lives. Be the difference for someone in your community, while saying thank you to those who serve and protect.

32nd Annual Operation Blood Drive

32nd Annual Operation Blood Drive

All Hands on Deck–It’s Operation Blood Drive

It’s back for the 32nd time! The Blood Connection is partnering with WLOS ABC 13 in Asheville for Operation Blood Drive on June 27th, a day where we call on the community to step up and donate blood together. It’s a simple and easy way to give a life-saving gift to a neighbor. Bring a friend and save even more lives!

This year, there are SIX locations, including the WLOS TV station! Every blood donor will receive an OBD t-shirt and $20 gift card.

DYK: TBC supplies blood to almost every Western North Carolina hospital. That means when you donate with TBC, you’re helping save lives in YOUR community. To learn more about which hospitals we serve, visit our areas of service page.

Mark your calendars and join TBC and WLOS on June 27th! Click on any location below to make an appointment.

7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

WLOS Station

110 Technology Drive

Asheville NC 28803

8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Grace Lutheran Church

1245 6th Ave West  

Hendersonville NC 28791

12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Belk at Asheville Mall

3 South Tunnel Road

Asheville NC 28805

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Blood Connection Donation Center

225 Airport Road

Arden, NC 28704 

7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Mission Hospital Memorial Campus

509 Biltmore Ave

Asheville NC 28801

2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Fields Auto Group

225 Smokey Park Hwy

Asheville, NC 28806

Thank you for saving lives in the Western North Carolina community!

*Appointments are recommended. While supplies last. Blood donors must be 16 years old with parental consent, or 17 years old or older to donate. All donors must bring a photo ID.

Sundae for Sunday

Sundae for Sunday

We all scream for ice cream!

TBC is putting a sweet spin on Sundays this Summer (wow, say that 5 times fast) with our Sundae for Sunday promotion! On every Sunday June-August, all blood donors will enjoy a $20 gift card to a local ice cream shop! You’re welcome…

This promotion is only available at our 7 TBC Donation Centers. On Sundays we’re open from 7am to 5pm. Just donate blood (includes plasma and platelets) and you’ve got your ticket to a local sweet treat! 

Participating Ice Cream Shops (not subject to change):

Asheville

Ultimate Ice Cream

Spartanburg

Hub City Scoops

Greenville

Luna Rosa

Seneca

N the Midst Ice Cream

Greenwood

Bruster’s

Easley

Good Karma Ice Cream

Raleigh

Fresh

Donors will receive 2 $10 gift cards to be used at the locations listed above depending on the center locations, while supplies last. All donors must bring a valid photo ID and be 16 years old with parental consent, 17 years old without. Click the button below to make an appointment (recommended but not necessary). To find the nearest center, click here.