The Blood Connection will be the sole supplier of blood for AnMed Health beginning Dec. 15. The AnMed Health Blood Donor Center will no longer operate its own blood service for patients as it has in past years.
TBC will now ensure AnMed and its patients have blood available to them. To continue blood donations in the Anderson community, TBC on Saturday will set up a temporary donor center in the Anderson Mall.
“We are honored to have been chosen by AnMed Health to support the health of the people in the Anderson County communities,” TBC president and CEO Delisa K. English said in the release. “This is an opportunity to serve more people, help more patients, and save more lives.”
Serving the region for more than 40 years to make blood available in the same communities it partners with, TBC with AnMed will now serve the entire Upstate.
“Watch for our signature red blood mobile units, and listen for a call from our donor recruiters,” English said.
Donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. Both whole blood and platelet donations are accepted.