The Brandon Agency welcomes colleagues, friends and area business leaders to donate blood on Wednesday, June 13, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The American Red Cross will park its state-of-the-art Bloodmobile in the front parking lot of the agency’s office at 3023 Church Street in Myrtle Beach. The donation process takes about an hour from the time you arrive until the time you leave, and the donation itself takes only about 8-10 minutes on average.
Every day, blood donors help patients of all ages — accident and burn victims, heart-surgery and organ-transplant patients, and those battling cancer. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. A single, lifesaving donation can potentially help up to three patients. This blood drive is a part of the agency’s mission to host multiple charitable endeavors each quarter.
“The Brandon Agency is committed to strengthening our community and helping meet hospital and patient needs through blood donations,” said Scott Brandon, CEO of The Brandon Agency. “This blood drive is our way of giving staff, colleagues and neighbors an opportunity to help save lives.”
Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors. With someone in the U.S. needing blood every two seconds, blood products must be constantly replenished, according to the Red Cross.
“We urge community members to donate blood and help ensure that patients in local hospitals have a supply of blood ready and waiting before an emergency occurs,” Brandon continued. “There’s no better feeling than knowing that your blood donation may give someone a second chance at life.”
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit the organization on Twitter at @RedCross.