Trident Medical Center hosting 2 blood drives, giving away $1,000

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Trident Medical Center is hosting two blood drives, one on Friday and another on Christmas Eve, and donors will be entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gift card.{}

Friday's blood drive will be held between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Cafe A in Trident Medical Center. Monday's will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the same location.{}

"There is a constant need to replenish the blood supply in the Tricounty area" said Christy Joyner, medical technologist with Trident Health. "Presently, we are at critical levels for all blood types."{}

To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-733-2767 or schedule your appointment online: and enter tridentmed as the sponsor. Walk-ins are welcome but donors with appointments will be taken first. Each donor will receive a free t-shirt. {}