Friday, May 11, 2012

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas' Pints for Patriots Campaign to Honor Wounded Veterans May-July

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is joining forces
with Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation (MFLCF) to kick
off a three-month-long blood drive campaign called "Pints for Patriots."

For every pint of blood collected from May 1-July 31, 2012, CBCC will
make a financial contribution to support military families and to
thank hospitalized veterans in the Carolinas with a "Freedom Coin,"
through the MFLCF Products for Good Program. Each coin will include a
thank-you note listing the CBCC donor's name.

"We value partnerships like that with the Community Blood Center of
the Carolinas to help further our mission," said Lane Ostrow, Chairman
of the MFLCFProducts for Good Program. "We appreciate all that CBCC
and their generous donors are doing to thank and honor our veterans
and our men and women in uniform while giving blood that will save
many lives in the communities they serve."

The Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation raises money for
wounded military and their families through a wide range of programs
including emergency assistance, scholarships and support of the USO
and its programs. MFLCF is also committed to assisting the wounded and
their families with the long term needs resulting from the sacrifices
made by the wounded.

"As we gear up to celebrate Memorial Day and Independence Day,
bringing our communities together to donate blood is a noble way to
honor and support our injured military service members," said Martin
Grable, president and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.
"We urge the public to roll up their sleeves and participate in the
'Pints for Patriots' campaign to let a veteran in the Carolinas know
that his or her service will not be forgotten."

For businesses, civic organizations and churches interested in hosting
a blood drive with CBCC, call Kim Jones, director of sponsorship
development, at 704-972-4727. Donors can give blood at one of CBCC's
four donor centers or at a community blood drive available at

The Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation, Inc. (MFLCF)
provides military members and their families the dignity and respect
for their commitment and selfless service in preserving the freedoms
we all enjoy. It is dedicated to creating activities that provide
additional funding to existing and future organizations, helping
patriots and their families fulfill their dreams with the greatest
degree of respect and admiration. For more information about theMFLCF
Products for Good Program, visit

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 21
regional hospitals, serving 16 North Carolina and three South Carolina
counties. CBCC focuses exclusively on gathering red blood cells,
platelets and plasma from volunteer donors to save local lives – every
drop of blood collected remains here to help people in the Carolinas.
CBCC 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 hosting a blood drive or donating blood in
your area, visit or call 704-972-4700.

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