Community Blood Center of the Carolinas Honors 2011 Top Blood Drive Donors and Sponsors

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas (CBCC) recently recognized its top blood drive donors and sponsors from 2011. More than 200 people joined in the celebration at CBCC’s annual awards banquet at The Palmer Building.

Individual Donors
Advocate of the Year – Robert White, Piedmont Medical Center
President’s Award – Rick Hendrick
Platelet Donors of the Year – Steve Lentz; Debra Williams; Debra Williams
Whole Blood Donors of the Year –Scott Curtis and Kim Wyatt
Special Recognition – The Santos Family; Claudia Douglass; Jon Richmond; Joe & Amy Clipston
Vision Awards – Jon Wilson, FOX News Rising; The Charlotte Checkers; Microsoft Corporation

Blood Drive Sponsors and Community Partners
Corporate Sponsor of the Year – Hendrick Motorsports
Small Business of the Year – Red Ventures
College of the Year – Central Piedmont Community College – Levine Campus
High School of the Year – West Stanly High School
Hospital of the Year – Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast
Religious Organization of the Year – Elevation Church
Community Group of the Year – Siskey YMCA
Largest Blood Drive of the Year – Floyd D. Johnson Technology Center
Committee of the Year – Carolinas Medical Center-Union
New Sponsor of the Year – Elevation Church

“We deeply appreciate our blood donors and sponsors, all of whom are incredibly generous and strongly committed to the patients of our community,” said Martin Grable president and CEO of Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. “This event was a poignant reminder of the power of what community can do when we join together. Honoring these individuals and community partners was the least we could to do show our appreciation for their unwavering dedication to helping save local lives.”

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 patients who live in 16 North Carolina and three South Carolina counties. The mission of CBCC is to be the steward of a community resource – life-saving blood and the vision is to help build and strengthen the bonds of community. CBCC is strictly a blood center, completely focused on gathering red blood cells, platelets and plasma from volunteer donors to save local lives – every drop of blood collected stays here to help people in the Carolinas. The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas 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 community blood drives, visit or call 704-972-4700. There are also CBCC donor centers located at: 4447 South Boulevard in Charlotte; 363 Church Street North Suite 170 in Concord; 2524 East Franklin Blvd Suite E in Gastonia; and 600 Hospital Drive in Monroe.