MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach has partnered with the Red Cross to host a blood drive Thursday.

There are two locations where community members can donate blood.

Blood can be donated from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Magnolia Mall in Florence and at Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach.

People who donate will receive a $10 e-gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane, a free haircut coupon from Sports Clips and a t-shirt, while supplies last.

American Red Cross Account Manager Meggin Heath said they had around 75 donors today , 40 of those came from Myrtle Beach.

Their goal today was 90 between the blood drive at Coastal Grand Mall and Magnolia Mall in Florence. Heath said donations slowed down during the holiday weekend, but they are encouraging donors to come out and support sickle cell month.

Heath said there is a high demand for diverse blood types.

“We’re really encouraging the diverse donors, the African American population to keep in mind that people with sickle really do need you , they need your traits and your blood types to transfuse and make them feel better as well,” Heath said.