Saturday, March 26, 2011

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Grows Annual Scholarship Program for Local Students

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is expanding its
annual "Students Saving Summer Scholarship" program.

Students who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC
between the months of June and September 2011 have the chance to earn
scholarship money for college. The students who hold the top-five-
producing blood drives will each earn a $1,000 scholarship for their
post-secondary education. There will be a total of five $1,000
scholarships awarded from CBCC instead of the three offered in past

"School breaks and family vacations make the summer months a
challenging time for blood collection," said Martin Grable, president
and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas." "These student
organized blood drives helped us get through the tough summer months
last year and garnered thousands of blood products needed to support
local patients. We're so pleased to be able to recognize even more
deserving students with scholarships this summer."

Participating students must hold their blood drive between June 1 and
September 30, 2011. Students must select a location, recruit donors
and collect a minimum of 25 units of blood to be eligible for the
scholarship. Each student will be paired up with a CBCC representative
who will provide assistance with planning the blood drive. The CBCC
scholarship donation must be directly transferred to the college,
university or other learning establishment of each winner's choice.

For more information on how you or your child can earn scholarship
money for college, contact Jennifer Teague, director of development
and public relations at 704-972-4709 or

About Community Blood Center of the Carolinas
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is a non-profit
community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to 19
regional hospitals, serving patients that live in 16 North Carolina
and three South Carolina counties. The mission of CBCC is to be the
steward of a community resource – life-saving blood and the vision is
to help build and strengthen the bonds of community. 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 the Carolinas.
The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is a member of America's
Blood Centers, North America's largest network of community-based,
independent blood centers providing more than 50% of the nation's
blood supply.

For more information on community blood drives, visit or
call 704-972-4700. There are also CBCC donor centers located at 4447
South Boulevard in Charlotte, 1212 Spruce Street in Belmont and at 600
Hospital Drive in Monroe.