Friday, August 10, 2012

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Launches Pints for Pencils Program through Sept. 30

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is supporting
regional public schools through its Second Annual 'Pints for Pencils'
campaign. For each blood donation in August and September, CBCCwill
donate $1 for school supplies to the public school systems in the 16
North Carolina Counties and three South Carolina Counties they serve.

"As blood is to patients, so are pencils to students. This is why we
are committed to building and strengthening community through various
collaborations throughout the region," said Martin Grable, president
and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. "Through 'Pints
for Pencils,' we are able to bring our donors together to meet the
blood needs of the community while helping ensure teachers and
students have essential materials for the classroom."

The 'Pints for Pencils' program is one of the many ways CBCC is
supporting local students, who make up over 20 percent of its donor
base. Throughout the year, CBCC will offer local students the
opportunity to win more than $36,000 in scholarships, including CBCC's
'Students Saving Summer' program that runs through Sept. 3. For area
high school and college students interested, they can host blood
drives for a chance to win a $1,000 scholarship – a total of five
scholarships will be awarded by CBCC. For more information on the
scholarship or grant opportunities offered by CBCC, contact Kim Jones,
director of development and public relations 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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