North Charleston, S.C. / June 7, 2013 – Summertime often means that the blood supply is at low levels due to donors vacationing and spending time with family and friends. On Friday June 14, Trident Medical Center will host a blood drive for the community from 9am – 2pm. Donors will be entered in a drawing to win a $1,000 American Express gift card.
“The American Red Cross is currently experiencing a reduction in O negative donors,” said Christy Joyner, medical technologist with Trident Health. “Presently, we are at critical levels for all blood types.”
To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or schedule your appointment online: www.redcrossblood.org and enter tridentmed as the sponsor. Walk-ins are welcome but donors with appointments will be taken first.
Trident Health is an HCA hospital system comprised of two acute care hospitals – Trident Medical Center and Summerville Medical Center – as well as Moncks Corner Medical Center. The Joint Commission recently named Trident Health to their list of the nation’s top hospitals for quality and safety. In 2012, Trident Health provided almost $40 million in charity and uncompensated care and contributed $27 million in taxes. Accredited by The Joint Commission, Trident Health is committed to providing quality health services along with wellness information and opportunities to the communities it serves. For more information about Trident Health, please visit our website at www.tridenthealthsystem.com or call 843.797.7000.