TBC Honors Our Veterans
The Blood Connection (TBC) is hosting a Veteran’s Day Blood Drive on November 11th at all TBC Donation Centers and at Greenville Office Supply (GOS) in Greer, SC. Lockheed Martin will also be participating on November 14th. Both companies are proud supporters of the Wounded Warrior Program, an organization that focuses on partnering with companies to hire veterans. For every blood donor on Veteran’s Day, TBC will donate $10 to the Wounded Warrior Program. Donors will also receive a gift card. Help TBC honor our veterans for their service by donating blood and saving local lives.
Locations: 270 N. Grove Medical Park in Spartanburg, 1308 Sandifer Blvd in Seneca, 341 Old Abbeville Hwy in Greenwood, 5116 Calhoun Memorial Hwy in Easley, 435 Woodruff Rd in Greenville
Quoted above is Kenneth Greene. He donates regularly with TBC in memory of his father, an army veteran. While the sacrifice of donating blood comes nowhere near to the sacrifice of veterans, it’s a sincere action of an appreciative community.
Also on one of the most patriotic days of the year, U.S. Army Veteran Steve Harrell is donating blood with TBC in Arden, NC with one mission in mind: to save lives. That mission has led Harrell on a trip around the nation, donating blood in every state.
“If you want to be a hero…you can do that right here at home,” Harrell told TBC. “People that give blood are heroes too, they’re saving lives every time they donate.”
With the help of TBC, Harrell will donate in the 10th state on his list, North Carolina. He will be donating with TBC again in South Carolina to check the box for state #11. The Jacksonville, Florida native plans to donate blood every 2 months until he’s given in every state, the last two being Alaska and Hawaii. Harrell says this mission is driven by his passion to give back to the communities that make up the great nation he served in the Army.
Each blood donation has the power to save up to three lives. Together as a community, help show these local heroes and their families that we support them too.
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.