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Shirley Bannister Memorial Blood Drive

October 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Midlands Technical College’s beloved Shirley Bannister spent her life helping others. Shirley was well-known to our local Red Cross, as she worked blood drives with them and was collaborating with them to increase participation at our MTC Blood Drives. MTC has dedicated this blood drive in her honor after Shirley and her daughter, Demi, died from COVID-19.

Please choose to be a life saver by donating blood on Tuesday, October 13 or Wednesday, October 14 at the Airport Campus Student Center. A blood donation typically takes less than an hour. If you can’t give blood, you can still contribute by spreading the word and asking others to donate.

Safety protocols will be in place. Registration is required, and all participants will be required to wear a face covering. The Red Cross staff will help ensure social distancing, and there will be enhanced cleaning and sanitizing.

Please join us as MTC honors Shirley’s life and legacy of service. Your blood donation can save the lives of up to three people.

If saving lives isn’t motivation enough, here’s a couple of other good reasons to give blood: All donors for the month of October are entered for a chance to win one of five $1,000 Amazon e-gift cards, and donors will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

*COVID-19 Safety Protocols will be in place.


October 13, 2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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MTC Airport Student Center (ASC)
1260 Lexington Drive
West Columbia, SC 29170
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