Operation Blood Drive

(Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

The 31st annual Operation Blood Drive is coming up on June 28, 2018. You have the power to take time out of your day to give someone else more time.

It's hard to imagine the person on the receiving end as you give blood, but as many as 3 people in need will potentially receive your donation, helping to save their lives. A mom gets to see her children grow up; a child celebrates another birthday, a cancer patient lives to fight another day. These are just some of the stories occurring day after day.

Please join us. Below is a list of all the participating blood organizations & their locations. Choose to give so that someone might live!

American Red Cross

Schedule an appointment today with the American Red Cross for Operation Blood Drive by calling 1-800-RED CROSS, visit and enter sponsor code: OBD2018 or use the Blood Donor App

Blood donors can now save time at their next donation by using RapidPass to complete their pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of their donation, prior to arriving at the blood drive. To get started and learn more, visit and follow the instructions on the site.

Donations will be taken at the following locations:

  • Polk County American Red Cross Chapter, 231 Ward Street, Columbus, NC 2:00- 6:30 pm
  • Trinity Baptist Church 216 Shelburne Road, Asheville 7:00am-7:00pm
  • Forest City Fire Dept,186 S Church Street, Forest City, NC 11:00am-7:00pm
  • WLOS-TV, 110 Technology Drive, Asheville 7:00am-12:00pm
  • First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, 566 S Haywood Street, Waynesville, NC 11:00am-7:00pm

The Blood Connection

Schedule an appointment today with The Blood Connection for any of our Operation Blood Drive locations by visiting or by downloading our TBC Now App in Google Play or on the App Store for iPhone/iPad.

Scheduling an appointment will help speed up your donation process because you will receive an appointment email reminder and the link for our TBCeXpress page, where you may go ahead and complete your questionnaire on the day of your appointment. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 828.233.5301.

Donations will be taken at the following locations:

  • Grace Lutheran Church 1245 6th Ave W, Hendersonville, NC (8:00am – 6:00pm)
  • Mission Hospital Memorial Campus 509 Biltmore Ave, Asheville, NC (7:00am – 6:00pm)
  • The Blood Connection Donation Center 825 Spartanburg Highway, Hendersonville, NC (7:00am – 7:00pm)

The Blood Connection will also be holding a drive a part of Operation Blood drive on Wednesday as well.

Wednesday, June 27th
Concord Baptist Church 720 Old US 74, Bostic, NC 28018 (2pm – 7pm)

AnMed Health Blood Center

Chick-Fil-A - Anderson Pavilion
1641 E. Greenville Street
Anderson, SC 29621

No appointment necessary. Come out & support your community. For more information, call our blood center at (864) 512-1135.

Take some time out of your day to save a life!

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