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Local Blood Drive Set For May 7th

Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Once a donor has made the commitment to give blood, it is important to take a few simple steps to prepare and help ensure a good donation experience. The Red Cross recommends: getting a good night’s sleep; eating a […]

Students Volunteer at Community Blood Drive

The community blood drive for the Red Cross was held on March 5th at the Memphis First Baptist Church. The drive was staffed entirely by student volunteers from Scotland County High School. The student-led drive was held in memory of Chester Robinson honoring him for his consistent commitment to giving to this life-saving cause. This […]

Donate Blood in Memory of Chester Robinson

Chester Robinson was 18 years old when he passed away in May 2016 in an automobile accident.. He was a letterman on the Scotland County High School football team. Chester donated blood, worked for many farmers in the community and belonged to the Memphis FFA Chapter. The Red Cross asks community members to please give […]

Fall Blood Drive Collects 63 Units

The community fall blood drive for the American Red Cross was held on October 16th at the Memphis First Baptist Church. The drive drew in 60 willing donors, and because a number of people were able to donate double units that collect platelets and other important blood products, a total of 63 units were collected. […]

Local Red Cross Blood Drive Will be Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month – the perfect time to give blood to support cancer patients and others. Anna Gwinnup, a loving wife, mother, and grandmother, was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in September 2017. Within weeks, it advanced to stage 2, forcing her to undergo a double mastectomy, chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, […]

Blood, Platelet Donations Needed in Wake of Hurricane Florence

As the American Red Cross responds to Hurricane Florence, providing food, shelter and comfort to those affected, individuals outside the affected areas are urged to help by giving blood or platelets to care for patients in the storm’s path and across the country. People can also help by making a financial donation to support relief […]

15th Annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive Coming to Memphis August 7th

The St. Louis Cardinals, Fox Sports Midwest and the American Red Cross invite fans to donate blood and help save lives at the 15th annual St. Louis Cardinals Blood Drive Tuesday, August 7th from 12:00-6:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 910 N. Weaver, in Memphis. Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a specially […]

Twenty-Two High School Students Gave Blood for First Time During Chester Robinson Memorial Blood Drive

The Red Cross community blood drive held on March 6th at the Memphis First Baptist Church was staffed by student volunteers from our own Scotland County High School. This year’s student-led drive was held in memory of Chester Robinson to honor him for his commitment to giving to this life-saving cause, and the response of […]

Community Blood Drive Brings in Sixty-One Pints of Blood

The Community Blood Drive held on January 9th brought in sixty-one units of blood for the American Red Cross.  Three local high school students, Jena Frederick, Conner Harrison, and Elizabeth Preece, added their names to the donor’s list.  Congratulations to these first-time donors.  May their efforts encourage other students, staff, and faculty to consider giving […]

Red Cross to Host Two Local Blood Drives in October

Area residents will have a pair of opportunities in October to donate blood at American Red Cross blood drives. Healthy individuals are needed every day to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in need. Make an appointment and encourage your family and friends to donate on Tuesday, October 3rd from 1:30-6:00 p.m. at the […]