Don't Give Your Blood to Mosquitoes; Give it to the American Red Cross

Terminix Service, Inc. to Host Blood Drive

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Terminix Service, Inc. will host a blood drive with the American Red Cross on Wednesday, May 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their Corporate Training Center at 3612 Fernandina Road in Columbia. Anyone in the community who meets the Red Cross’ criteria for donating blood is welcome to join Terminix employees in giving the gift of life.

In honor of Terminix Service Inc.’s 65th anniversary, the company has set a goal of 65 blood donors during the drive. Donors will also have the chance to purchase lunch from the “2 Fat 2 Fly” food truck, which will be on site from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Their stuffed wings include flavors like jambalaya, bacon cheddar jalapeño, dressing and gravy, and chicken parmesan.

“While we’re having a lot of fun with the connection between mosquito season and giving blood, the real reason we’re hosting this blood drive is a serious one,” said Trevor Knox, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “One pint of blood can save three lives. Terminix is a family-owned and family-focused company, and our employees truly believe in the value of giving back.”

To lessen wait times, donors should schedule an appointment in advance by visiting www.redcrossblood.org, clicking “Find a Blood Drive Near You,” and when prompted for a “Sponsor Code,” enter the code “Terminix.”  From there, donors can select an appointment time.

Donors must be in good health, at least 17 years old and weighing at least 110 pounds. Blood donations are accepted from those who are 16 years old if they have the consent of a parent or guardian. For more information, visit redcrossblood.org.

Family owned and operated for 65 years, Terminix Service, Inc. is the ninth largest pest control company in the nation and one of the top 50 privately held businesses in South Carolina. Terminix Service, Inc. is the largest franchisee of the Terminix International franchise system and operates in South Carolina, western North Carolina and the Central Savannah River Area of Georgia. Visit www.trustterminix.com or call 1-800-TERMINIX.