Save three lives by giving blood Thursday

      MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) -- They are always there when you need them most, so why not be there for the Red Cross when they need a little help?{}

      On Thursday, donation centers will be set up at both the Citadel and Northwoods malls for the Score One 4 Life Blood Drive.{} The Drive is sponsored by ABC News 4, The Bridge 105.5 team and the South Carolina Stingrays. {}Every one who donates will be given a free Red Cross T-shirt and two free tickets to see a Stingrays hockey game.{} Plus, one lucky donor will win an actual Stingrays jersey and will get to drop the puck at a game. {}The blood drive will run until 8 p.m. To schedule an appointment you can call 1-800-RED CROSS.{}

      Approximately 500 donations are needed each week to keep up with the demand of 54 hospitals in our region.{} By giving blood each person can save about three lives.{}

      Donations can be safely given every eight weeks.