The Blood Connection Appoints New Member to Board of Trustees

O. Kip Dillihay II of South Carolina Land and Water Improvement Group to join 13-member board
LEXINGTON, S.C. - Feb. 21, 2023 - PRLog -- The Blood Connection has announced the appointment of O. Kip Dillihay II of ERA Wilder Realty & South Carolina Land and Water Improvement Group, LLC to its Board of Trustees. Dillihay joined a 13-member board that helps ensure blood donor collection and blood processing meet community needs at the highest standards.

"We are excited to add Kip to the already strong leadership foundation we have in place and are thankful to him for volunteering his time to The Blood Connection," said Delisa English, President and CEO of The Blood Connection.  "Kip has a deep professional connection across South Carolina and a passionate commitment to blood donation, which will bring valuable insight to our mission and help us continue to grow."

Dillihay is the Managing Member of the South Carolina Land and Water Improvement Group, an environmental and mitigation and land management group, based in Columbia, SC. He also holds his real estate Brokers license with ERA Wilder Realty, and is passionate about providing exceptional service to his buying or selling clients. Dillihay has served on the boards of the Palmetto Health Foundation Cancer Center, the Zack and Rachael Clarkson Foundation, South Carolina Ducks Unlimited State Committee, and is a commissioner for the Richland County Conservation Commission (District 5) and Columbia East Rotary Club, among many other philanthropic efforts. Dillihay received his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the University of South Carolina, and his Juris Doctor in Law from the Charleston School of Law.

"I believe in being involved in my community in every way possible," says Dillihay. "The culture and mission of the Blood Connection align with my goals to continue to support the needs of the communities that we serve".

Dillihay and fellow board members will focus on developing long term strategic priorities to strengthen TBC's community engagement and foster increased support from community leaders and groups.

About The Blood Connection

Founded in Greenville, SC, The Blood Connection has been committed to saving lives since 1962. TBC is an independently managed, not-for-profit, community blood center that provides blood products to more than 120 hospitals and emergency partners within South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.  Recognized by the U.S. Congress for its dedication to disaster preparedness and the community, TBC works diligently to collect blood from volunteer donors to meet the ever-increasing demand. By keeping collections local, TBC serves hundreds of thousands of patients a year in its communities. TBC is licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, visit (

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