Panthers are teaming up again for the Third Annual "I Bleed Black &
Blue for My Community" blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The day-long
blood drive will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the
Visitor's Locker Room at Bank of America Stadium located at 800 S.
Mint Street in Charlotte.
"We appreciate the tremendous support of the Carolina Panthers' and
Panthers' fans in helping save local lives," said Martin Grable,
president and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. "We
urge donors to join us in the locker room at Bank of America Stadium.
By 'bleeding black and blue' for the community, each donor's blood
will be used to support up to three cancer, cardiovascular, transplant
and trauma patients in our area hospitals."
Donors at this drive will receive an "I Bleed Black & Blue for My
Community" T-shirt and some giveaways from the Panthers, be entered
into a raffle for Panthers autographed items, and can sign up for one
of two stadium tours at 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tour space is
limited, so appointments must be made in advance by e-mailing email@example.com
. Lunch and dinner will be provided for donors who give during these
meal times. Sir Purr will also be making appearances during the event.
Walk-in donors are welcome, but making an appointment is recommended.
For more information or to make a donation appointment, go
towww.cbcc.us/donate and enter sponsor code "Panthers" or call Jenn
Minigh at 704-972-4731.
About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is an independent, locally-
managed, non-profit community blood center providing more than 90
percent of the blood supply to the 16 area hospitals that serve 11
North Carolina and three South Carolina counties. The Center's mission
is to be the steward of a community resource – life-saving blood. CBCC
is strictly a blood center, completely focused on gathering red blood
cells, platelets and plasma from volunteer donors to save local lives.
Every drop of blood collected stays here to help people in our
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is a member of America's
Blood Centers, a group of 76 independent blood centers that supplies
50 percent of the country's blood. It subscribes to a community-based
banking philosophy. That means community donors know that the blood
they give stays in our community first – helping family members,
friends and neighbors. Excess supply is shared with other communities
when needed. For more information on blood drives near you, visit www.cbcc.us
or call 704-972-4700. You may also donate blood at CBCC, located at
4447 South Boulevard in Charlotte, 1212 Spruce Street in Belmont or at
600 Hospital Drive in Monroe.
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