The American Red Cross and Suburban Propane Encourage You to Fuel Your Community This June by Donating Blood

June 3, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC — The American Red Cross and Suburban Propane are teaming up once again to help ensure the community blood supply remains strong, by encouraging donors to schedule a generous blood donation this June.

The month-long “Fuel Your Community” campaign aims to raise awareness among Suburban Propane employees, customers, and the population as a whole about the need for blood, which is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals.

Throughout June, Suburban Propane volunteers will also assist with 38 blood drives in the Northeastern United States, reminding everyone that the need for blood never takes a vacation.

“Cancer patients, those fighting blood diseases, and accident victims depend on donors to ensure that our blood supply remains stable as summer donations decline,” said Ryan Corcoran, community chief executive officer for the South Carolina Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross and Suburban Propane encourage people to roll up your sleeve to donate blood and bring hope to their communities.”

Summer travel and activities often conflicts with donation appointments for regularly scheduled donors.  In fact, during the months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than is needed.  Blood cannot be manufactured.  The only source is a generous volunteer.

“The Fuel Your Community Campaign gives Suburban Propane a chance to give back and help save lives during the summer months when blood donations typically drop.  Dozens of our employees will help promote, recruit, and donate at blood drives from Maine to South Carolina,” said Mark Wienberg, Suburban Propane Chief Operating Officer. “The need for blood is constant.  Our employees are very proud to participate in this on-going partnership with the American Red Cross.”

Choose your day to make a difference through a generous blood donation so patients and hospitals will be better assured to have this lifesaving product readily available to them all summer.  All presenting donors during the month of June will be eligible to win a $200 gift card courtesy of Suburban Propane.

Upcoming blood donation opportunities:

6/3/2014: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: BlueCross BlueShield, Camden, 2300 Springdale Dr., Camden
6/3/2014: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Circle Fire Dept., 3321 Columbia Hwy., Batesburg-Leesville
6/3/2014: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM: The Harvest, 4865 Sunset Blvd., Lexington
6/3/2014: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM: Merrill Lynch, 1224 Sumter St., Columbia
6/4/2014: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM: Palmetto Health Richland Medical Center, 3301 Harden St., Columbia
6/4/2014: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Gold’s Gym, 800 Columbiana Dr., Irmo
6/5/2014: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: West Columbia First Church of Nazarene, 350 Wattling Road,  West Columbia
6/5/2014: 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Fortis College, 246 Stoneridge Dr., Columbia
6/6/2014: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Pelion Branch Library, 206 Pine St., Pelion
6/6/2014: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Camping World, 3634 Fernandina Road, Columbia
6/8/2014: 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM: Irmo Church of God, 10215 Broad River Road, Irmo
6/10/2014: 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM: TC-1 Building, 643 Hwy. 1 S., Lugoff
6/11/2014: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Trinity Baptist Church, 2003 Charleston Hwy., Cayce
6/11/2014: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Palmetto Health Greystone, 293 Greystone Blvd., Columbia
6/11/2014: 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM: YMCA of Sumter, 510 Miller Road, Sumter
6/12/2014: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Palmetto Health Home Care, 1400 Pickens St., Columbia
6/14/2014: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Boiling Springs United Methodist Church, 2373 Calks Ferry Road, Lexington
6/16/2014: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Lexington United Methodist Church, 309 East Main St., Lexington
6/17/2014: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Providence Lutheran Church Preschool, 840 Old Chapin Road, Lexington
6/17/2014: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM: Staples, 300 Arbor Lake Dr., Columbia
6/17/2014: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Remington College, 607 Bush River Road, Columbia
6/17/2014: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Rhythmlink International, 1140 First St. S. Ext., Columbia
6/18/2014: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Agape Senior Community, 2705 Leaphart Road, West Columbia
6/18/2014: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Wells Fargo, 101 Greystone Blvd., Columbia
6/19/2014: 3:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Oakwood Baptist Church, 3520 Mineral Springs Road, Lexington
6/19/2014: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM: Lexington Medical Center, 2720 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia
6/19/2014: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 2491 Emmanuel Church Road, West Columbia
6/19/2014: 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM: Darla Moore School of Business, 1705 College St., Columbia
6/20/2014: 7:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, 1101 Lincoln St., Columbia
6/21/2014: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Walmart, 2240 W Dekalb St., Camden
6/22/2014: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Lexington Church of Christ, 101 Ballpark Road, Lexington
6/22/2014: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM: Bethesda Church of God, 2730 Broad St., Sumter
6/23/2014: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Lugoff American Legion, 534 Wildwood Lane, Lugoff
6/24/2014: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM: First Baptist Church Bamberg, 11823 Heritage Hwy., Bamberg
6/24/2014: 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Gilbert Summit Branch Library, 405 Broad St., Gilbert
6/25/2014: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Carolina Business Equipment, 5123 Bush River Road, Columbia
6/25/2014: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: S.C. State University Athletic Dept., 300 College St. NE, Orangeburg
6/27/2014: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM: SLED, 4400 Broad River Road, Columbia
6/29/2014: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2350 Augusta Hwy., Lexington

Columbia Donation Center, 2751 Bull St.


Blood donation hours

Sunday: closed

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. (Regular hours)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Friday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Saturday: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.


Platelet donation hours

Sunday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Monday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (Regular hours)

Tuesday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Friday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Saturday: 6:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.


How to donate blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us onTwitter at @RedCross.

About Suburban Propane

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. (NYSE:SPH) is a nationwide distributor of propane, fuel oil and related products and services, as well as a marketer of natural gas and electricity. Headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey, Suburban serves the energy needs of more than 1.2 million residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers through more than 750 locations in 41 states.


*prizes are not redeemable for cash and non-transferable