SC State Brooks Health Center to host blood drive

Monday, November 10, 2008

Orangeburg, S.C.
- SC State has partnered with The Regional Medical Center (TRMC) to host a blood drive on the campus of SC State on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the K.W. Green Student Center.

TRMC’s Blood Assurance Program is a private, community-based program that relies on donations from members of the Orangeburg community to support the Center’s blood transfusion needs. The program is supported by individual donors as well as several and a variety of donor groups. It is affiliated with the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB).

“Blood drives on SC State’s campus have always been a success,” said Pinkey Carter, nurse administrator. “There has always been an excellent turnout from the Bulldog and Orangeburg Community,” she said.

To give blood, a person must be in good health, be at least 17 years old, and weigh at least 110 pounds. They also need to pass physical and health history reviews prior to donating. There is no maximum age limit on ability to donate. The entire process takes at least 30 minutes. 10 minutes for screening, 10 for donating a pint, and about 10 to “rest” and have some juice before leaving. Final eligibility is determined by medical professionals at the time of donation.

For additional information about the SC State Blood Drive, contact Pinkey Carter, nurse administrator, Brooks Health Center at (803)536-7055.