For the month of August, The Blood Connection and Outback Steakhouse are teaming up to encourage blood donation in their shared communities. Outback Steakhouse’s partnership with The Blood Connection, a local non-profit, will allow the community blood center to reach new donors and save more lives.
The Outback Give Back Promotion started on August 1 and ends Thursday, August 29. Donors who give blood at any The Blood Center on a Thursday in August will receive an Outback gift card and a free Bloomin’ Onion coupon. On Thursday, August 29, in addition to The Blood Connection centers, blood mobiles will be at eighteen Outback Steakhouse locations in the Carolinas for a collective blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Participating Outback locations can be found here.
Donors can visit any The Blood Connection center in the Upstate of South Carolina. Participating Charleston area locations include:
Charleston – 1890 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
Mount Pleasant – 715 Johnnie Dobbs Blvd
The Blood Connection is especially in need of O-Negative blood, the universal type. Blood donors must be healthy, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be 17 years old or 16 with written parental consent. Donors must bring a valid photo ID. Donors can call (864) 255-5000 with any questions.