• Local Blood Centers Join Together to Support Veterans

    Local Blood Centers Join Together to Support Veterans

    Local Blood Centers Join Together to Support Veterans
    The Blood Connection & Blood Assurance Help Veterans Through Blood Donations
    GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA (November 9, 2020) – The Blood Connection (TBC) and Blood Assurance, two local blood centers in the Southeast, have announced they are participating in a friendly competition to increase blood donations in honor of veterans. The “Give Because They Gave First” promotion, which benefits the Blood Centers of America (BCA) Special Forces Wounded Warrior Fund (SFWWF), will run November 10-12 at TBC Donation Centers, ending on Veterans Day. For every blood donor who gives at a center, TBC will donate $10 to the SFWWF and blood donors will receive a $10 VISA card as a thank you. The blood centers will compete to see which blood centers’ donors can donate the most blood during the promotion.
    The SFWWF raises money and awareness for those who have served in the U.S. Special Forces and are wounded, ill, injured, or have fallen upon difficult times. Funds help veterans like a Master Sergeant who has stage 4 metastatic color cancer. His prognosis is not great, and he has been encouraged to start making memories. In times like this, it’s the little things that make a big difference. He loves going to the zoo, and thanks to the SFWWF, he was given an annual membership to the zoo to enjoy with his family. Now he’s able to make special memories in a place close to his heart. This true story highlights the importance of honoring veterans for their service, even after they have left the Special Forces.
    Blood Assurance, based in Chattanooga, TN, is a partner of The Blood Connection through the Blood Centers of America, a national organization that supports local blood centers. The teamwork of these two blood centers demonstrates the kind of comradery needed to save the most lives in all communities and to maintain a stable blood supply. This promotion comes at a time of urgent need for both blood centers, amid the continued pandemic and approaching holiday season. Since blood collections tend to drop during this time of year, blood donors who give from November 10-12 will not only be saving lives in their community when it’s needed most but will also be giving back to deserving veterans when they need it most too.
    About The Blood Connection
    Founded in Greenville, SC, The Blood Connection has been committed to saving lives since 1962. TBC is an independently managed, not-for-profit, community blood center that provides blood products to more than 70 hospitals within Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina.  Recognized by the U.S. Congress for its dedication to disaster preparedness and the community, TBC works diligently to collect blood from volunteer donors to meet the ever-increasing demand. By keeping collections local, TBC serves hundreds of thousands of patients a year in its communities. TBC is licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, visit thebloodconnection.org.

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