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      Drive for Life: Red Cross blood needs at a critical level

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Every two seconds, someone needs blood, and right now the need for blood in the Midlands is at a critical level.To help meet that need the Red Cross South Carolina Blood Services Region has issued an emergency request for blood and platelets.According to the Red Cross, all blood types are needed, especially types O-, A- and B-.

      You'll have the opportunity to give Thursday, July 18 at WACH Fox's annual Drive For Life blood drive. We'll be at The Plex at the Village at Sandhill from 1 - 8 p.m.Join us, our friends at 92.1 The Palm , & 94.3 The Dude, and you'll get a hat, CiCiâ??s Pizza, and a CiCi's buffet voucher, plus the first 100 donors will receive tickets to the Columbia Blowfish game on July, 24.

      Check out the videos above to see how your donation helps people in need right here in the Midlands.Whatever your reason, the need is constant and your contribution is important for a healthy and reliable blood supply. And youâ??ll feel good knowing you've helped change a life. Click here for more information about donating blood, including eligibility requirements, donation FAQs and more.

      Click here to book your donation appointment online.