GAFFNEY — Broad River Electric Cooperative will hold a blood drive called “Power for Pints” on Friday, February 24 at the Upstate Family Resource Center in Boiling Springs, SC. A Blood Connection mobile unit will be in the parking lot, located at 1850 Old Furnace Road, from 2 p.m. until 7 p.m.
As an added incentive, Broad River Electric Cooperative will credit any member’s balance $5 for a donation that day. Members do not have to donate at the Upstate Family Resource Center to receive the credit. Proof of donation on February 24 at any location will be acceptable. Blood Connection has a Donor Center at 270 North Grove Medical Park Drive in Spartanburg. Creditable donations may also be made at any Blood Connection mobile units in the area.
“If you’re a blood donor, you’re a hero to someone, somewhere who received your gift of life,” said Terry Mallard, President & CEO of Broad River Electric Cooperative. “The least we can do for those that have shown this kind of love for others is a modest bill credit.”
The need for blood is great. Someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds, and one in ten patients entering a hospital will need blood. Over 500 people need to donate every day to meet the daily needs of area hospitals and be prepared for emergencies.
In order to collect the units needed, The Blood Connection must screen between 550-600 people a day for blood, platelet, plasma and double red cell units. Blood is good for only 42 days, so donors are needed every day to ensure a stable blood supply.
Donors are encouraged to register for a time slot between 2-7 p.m. by visiting our website, www.broadriverelectric.com.
Broad River Electric Cooperative, Inc. is a non-profit, member-owned electricity distribution cooperative. The cooperative provides safe, reliable, quality services to more than 18,000 homes and businesses in Cherokee, Spartanburg Union and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina.
This story courtesy of Broad River Electric Cooperative.