Today Red Cross Blood Services collects and distributes about 40 percent of the nation’s blood supply. The need for blood is constant. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life, or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions.

Andy Trueblood is the Charleston Community representative for the American Red Cross Blood Drives. After being impacted by a near fatal motorcycle accident, and needing blood himself to survive, he was passionately driven to help save the lives of others by partnering with the American Red Cross. Since 2006, he has orchestrated the donations of over 4,000 units of blood, with the potential to have saved over 11,000 lives!

Andy facilitates local blood drives every 56 days in our community. Please follow the link below to see when and where you can help save a life with your donation.

By partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Trueblood Collective is associated with one of the world’s most respected health care charities, and you too can help us give St. Jude’s more opportunities to raise the money needed to fund their leading-edge research.

Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since we opened more than 50 years ago. And we’re working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent. They need our help to reach this milestone in cancer care.

Throughout the year, we will be announcing different opportunities for you to support St. Jude’s while you shop with us! Together we can help St. Jude’s prosper and achieve their better tomorrow by helping more children LIVE today!