Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Offers Holiday Heroes Scholarship Program for Students

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High school and college students who will be home for the holidays will have a chance to win a “Holiday Heroes Scholarship” from the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC).
To qualify for a “Holiday Heroes Scholarship,” students must: choose a blood drive location in their community; select a date between Nov. 18-25 or between Dec. 22-Jan. 6, 2013; recruit friends, family and neighbors to donate blood; and collect a minimum of 25 units. CBCC will award a $1,000 scholarship to the student who collects the most units.
“Our regional blood supply tends to run low during the holiday season when kids are out of school and families are away from their routines,” saidMartin Grable, president and CEO of the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. “Students play a key role in our blood collection efforts as they make up over 20 percent of our donor base. We are committed to engaging and rewarding our young donors who have the opportunity to be ‘heroes’ this holiday season by helping save local lives.”
Throughout the year, CBCC offers local students the opportunity to win more than $36,000 in scholarships. More information about CBCC scholarship opportunities is available at http://www.cbcc.us/sponsors/high-school-drives.php. For questions or to register for the “Holiday Heroes Scholarship” program, contact Kim Jones at 704-972-4727 or at KLJones@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 ofAmerica’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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