Friday, May 25, 2012

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Calls on Students to Help Save Summer

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) will be kicking off
its "Students Saving Summer Scholarship" program on Friday, June 1.
Area high school and college students who organize and host a
successful blood drive with CBCC between June and September have the
chance to earn scholarship money for their secondary education. CBCC
will award five (5) $1,000 scholarships to the students who hold the
top-producing blood drives.

"Students make up a large part of our donor base so this is a great
opportunity to keep them engaged in the summer months when blood
supplies tend to drop because of school breaks and family vacations,"
said Martin Grable, president and CEO of Community Blood Center of
the Carolinas . "We look forward to recognizing deserving students
with scholarships for their efforts in helping stock our summer blood
supply and supporting local patients."

Participating students must hold their blood drive between June 1 and
September 30, 2012; 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 CBCCrepresentative 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 or to register for the "Saving Summer
Scholarship" program, contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 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 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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