Race fans and community members joined Darlington Raceway on Patriots Day for the ninth annual 9-11 Darlington Raceway Blood Drive. A total of 173 units of blood were collected on Thursday. Combined with the 181 units of blood collected during the track’s Bojangles’ Southern 500 race weekend last April, Darlington Raceway has collected 354 total units of blood in 2014 for the South Carolina Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross.
Darlington Raceway will host its ninth annual Blood Drive event on Thursday, September 11. The Darlington Raceway Blood Drive has experienced tremendous success over the years. It’s important to remember that one unit of donated blood can be transfused to up to three people. The 2013 event collected 183 units of blood, thus potentially saving the lives of 549 people.