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Save Our Summer Blood Drive

We are helping Community Blood Center of the Carolinas and Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital put out an S.O.S. to all local blood donors to Save Our Summer!

Collections have been down all summer, and local patients – including cancer patients who are the No. 1 recipients of blood – are counting on you to ensure a steady blood supply is available for those in need. The life-saving blood products they require can only come from volunteer donors like you.

The inaugural Save Our Summer Blood Drive will take place 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23., in the main floor conference room of Atrium Health’s Levine Children’s Hospital (1000 Blythe Blvd. in Charlotte).

All presenting blood donors will receive a special limited-edition T-shirt as a thank you. 

The blood you donate with CBCC will be used to treat patients in our local hospitals, including Levine Children’s and at Atrium Health.

You can stop by to give on your lunch break, on your way home from work, or when you need a break from chores at home. The need for blood never takes a vacation. Make your appointment today: www.cbcc.us  |  1-888-59BLOOD

Every Drop Stays Here. Save Local Lives.

As our fundraising season moves full steam ahead with our Coffee for a Cure events scheduled at the end of March, we want to introduce you to some amazing companies that have decided to partner with us for the 2017 year as a Sustaining Sponsor.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas, CBCC, has been near and dear to our hearts since Isabella received numerous blood and platelet transfusions to help her stay strong and fight neuroblastoma.  Since Isabella passed, CBCC has sponsored our 5K/10K & 1 mile fun run for Kids Cancer every year in honor of Isabella. And because CBCC helped sustain Isabella’s life while she was fighting, we host our annual Blood Drive every year on Isabella’s birthday (March 9th).  We absolutely love this partnership we have with our local blood center.  This year, CBCC is taking their support a step further by becoming a 2017 Sustaining Sponsor.  We couldn’t be more thrilled.

Isabella and her daddy, CBCC Blood Drive, 2012

Many people may not know, but cancer patients are the #1 recipients of blood products.  Sharing Isabella’s story allowed CBCC to show people first-hand the importance of donating blood and hosting blood drives in our community.  Although Isabella lost her life to neuroblastoma, she would have never survived as long as she did without CBCC and the blood products she received.

You can help!  Join CBCC to save local lives by donating blood or platelets, or by organizing a blood drive at your workplace, organization or house of worship.

Remember:  Every drop stays here.  Saving local lives.

 

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

CBCC is an independent, locally managed, non-profit community blood center. We are the primary blood supplier to the region’s patients and hospitals.

CBCC is a member of the America’s Blood Centers, a group of 67 independent blood centers that supplies 50 percent of the country’s blood. The excess supply in the Carolinas is shared with other communities when needed.

Visit the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas website