Colleton Medical Center is pleased to join forces with The Blood Connection to host a community blood drive on Thursday, July 7, from 10 am to 3 pm.

The sad reality is only three percent of the population donates blood, but one in seven people who enter a hospital will need a blood transfusion. Unfortunately, the supply simply doesn’t keep up with the demand. Blood donors of all types are urgently needed through the summer. Community members are urged to roll up their sleeves and donate blood. One donation can help up to three people.

The blood drive will be held in the Fit Life Classroom in the Medical Arts Building located at 302 Medical Park Drive. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. Donors must bring a valid photo ID.

Walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are preferred. Visit or call (864) 255-5000 to make an appointment for the July 7 Blood Drive.