Outback Steakhouse & Non-Profit Group Team Up to Save Lives

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.