St. Luke's Hospital and The Blood Connection Host Blood Drive, June 30

COLUMBUS, NC - The Blood Connection mobile bus will be at St. Luke's Hospital in Columbus, NC, accepting blood donations on Thursday, June 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Donors are encouraged to make an appointment by calling (828) 233-5302. A photo ID or donor card is required to donate.

"Our partnership with The Blood Connection is really special both to us and to our community," Kathy Woodham, Marketing and Public Relations Director at St. Luke's Hospital, said. "St. Luke's receives all of its blood and blood products from The Blood Connection, so what you donate here stays local to meet the needs of those we serve."

All donors will receive two Regal movie tickets and 500 TBC Rewards points that are redeemable online at

"We are always in need of O Negative blood types because it's the universal donor," Tonya Cochran, North Carolina Territory Representative for The Blood Connection, said. "The need for blood is constant and ongoing, but each time you donate blood you can save the lives of three people."

The Blood Connection's mobile unit will be located in the parking lot near St. Luke's Hospital Rehabilitation Services. For more information, or to schedule an appointment, contact The Blood Connection at (828) 233-5302 or visit