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The Blood Connection and Outback Steakhouse Partner to Save Lives

For the month of August, The Blood Connection (TBC) and Outback Steakhouse are teaming up to encourage blood donation in their shared communities. Outback Steakhouse’s enthusiasm to partner with TBC will allow the blood center to reach new donors and save more lives. This partnership between the local non-profit and nationwide restaurant is one of the first like it; an example of the dedicated collaboration it takes to support the community’s blood supply.

“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 that 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 & CEO, Delisa English. “Caring for our communities takes teamwork.”

 The Outback Give Back promotion starts Thursday, August 1 and ends on Thursday, August 29. Donors who give blood at any TBC center on a Thursday will receive an Outback gift card and a free Bloomin’ Onion® coupon. On August 29, in addition to TBC centers, blood mobiles will be at eighteen Outback Steakhouse locations in the Carolinas for a collective blood drive. Participating Outback locations can be found at thebloodconnection.org/outback.

Donors can visit any TBC center in the Upstate of South Carolina, and Raleigh and Asheville in North Carolina: 435 Woodruff Road, Greenville, SC; 341 Old Abbeville Highway, Greenwood, SC; 5116 Calhoun Memorial Hwy, Easley, SC; 1308 Sandifer Boulevard, Seneca, SC; 270 North Grove Medical Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC; 225 Airport Rd, Arden, NC; 5925 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC. Centers are open Monday through Friday 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

When donors give with TBC, it stays local. 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. 

Help TBC during a critical time as summer comes to an end. 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. Donors can call (864) 255-5000 with any questions.

About Outback Steakhouse®

Outback Steakhouse starts fresh every day to create the flavors that our mates crave. Best known for grilled steaks, the Bloomin’ Onion and a wide variety of chicken and seafood, Outback also offers a wide variety of crisp salads and freshly made soups and sides. New creations and grilled classics, such as Victoria’s Filet Mignon and Perfectly Grilled Salmon, are made from scratch daily using only the highest quality ingredients sourced from around the world. Earn up to 50% off every fourth visit by joining Dine Rewards™ at www.dine-rewards.com. For more information, please visit www.outback.com or http://www.facebook.com/outback.