Public Asked to Donate Blood on Nov. 3 at St. Luke's Hospital

COLUMBUS, NC - The Blood Connection (TBC) will be taking blood donations at St. Luke's Hospital Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Rehab Center parking lot, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Blood Connection provides blood products to meet patient needs at St. Luke's and neighboring hospitals so donors can but sure their blood donation is used in their community.

Eligible donors can request a convenient appointment by calling (828) 233-5302 or drop in. TBC will determine eligibility upon arrival. Donors must have a valid, government-issued photo ID or a TBC donor card.

Each donor who gives a pint of blood will receive a $10 Wal-Mart gift card, a Fall-themed t-shirt, and 500 TBC Reward points to be redeemed for prizes at