Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ Pints for Patriots Campaign to Honor Wounded Veterans May-July

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The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) is joining forces with Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation (MFLCF) to kick off a three-month-long blood drive campaign called “Pints for Patriots.”

For every pint of blood collected from May 1-July 31, 2012, CBCC will make a financial contribution to support military families and to thank hospitalized veterans in the Carolinas with a “Freedom Coin,” through the MFLCF Products for Good Program. Each coin will include a thank-you note listing the CBCC donor’s name.

“We value partnerships like that with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas to help further our mission,” said Lane Ostrow, Chairman of the MFLCFProducts for Good Program. “We appreciate all that CBCC and their generous donors are doing to thank and honor our veterans and our men and women in uniform while giving blood that will save many lives in the communities they serve.”

The Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation raises money for wounded military and their families through a wide range of programs including emergency assistance, scholarships and support of the USO and its programs. MFLCF is also committed to assisting the wounded and their families with the long term needs resulting from the sacrifices made by the wounded.

“As we gear up to celebrate Memorial Day and Independence Day, bringing our communities together to donate blood is a noble way to honor and support our injured military service members,” said Martin Grable, president and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. “We urge the public to roll up their sleeves and participate in the ‘Pints for Patriots’ campaign to let a veteran in the Carolinas know that his or her service will not be forgotten.”

For businesses, civic organizations and churches interested in hosting a blood drive with CBCC, call Kim Jones, director of sponsorship development, at 704-972-4727. Donors can give blood at one of CBCC’s four donor centers or at a community blood drive available at www.cbcc.us/donate.

About MFLCF
The Military Family Lifestyle Charitable Foundation, Inc. (MFLCF) provides military members and their families the dignity and respect for their commitment and selfless service in preserving the freedoms we all enjoy. It is dedicated to creating activities that provide additional funding to existing and future organizations, helping patriots and their families fulfill their dreams with the greatest degree of respect and admiration. For more information about theMFLCF Products for Good Program, visit http://www.mflcf.org/.

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.

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