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

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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 atKLJones@cbcc.us.

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 www.cbcc.us or call 704-972-4700.

Follow the Community Blood center of the Carolinas on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/BloodCenter and on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/CBCCarolinas.

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