Mark is a “Service Man”

Image for Mark is a “Service Man”Posted on April 18, 2014 at 10:16 am

Mark McGrath has been donating blood with CBCC for over 10 years – almost since we first opened.  But his dedication to life-saving has been going on far longer. “I’ve been donating for decades – it’s something I can do to help someone else,” said Mark.  “I’m a service person.” In July 2011, he decided… Continue reading

Why Katie Donates Platelets

Image for Why Katie Donates PlateletsPosted on April 14, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Katie Tasillo is a physical therapist over the medical, surgical and ontological patients at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  She started donating blood about three years ago when CBCC was holding a blood drive at CMC-Main. “I thought, ‘Well, I’ve never done it, I might as well try!’” said Katie.  And, like many first-time donors,… Continue reading

Keep Pounding Panthers Blood Drive

Image for Keep Pounding Panthers Blood DrivePosted on April 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

Are you ready for the annual Carolina Panthers Keep Pounding blood drive? May 1, 9 am – 7 pm at the Bank of America Stadium YOU can save 3 lives, receive a FREE panthers t-shirt, a FREE stadium tour, and be entered into an amazing raffle for the following items! -      2013 NFC South Divisional… Continue reading

Patient Story Update – Amanda

Image for Patient Story Update – AmandaPosted on April 4, 2014 at 8:56 am

You may remember little Amanda from one of our patient stories, but I’d like to take a moment to tell you where she is now. When Amanda was 4 years old, she had a stroke due to her sickle cell disease.  Afterward, she had to have 16 months of blood transfusions – replacing her sickled… Continue reading

Double Red Cell Collection

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Starting April 21, CBCC is taking double red cell donations at certain mobile drives and in the Charlotte center.  Training is already underway and one of our phlebotomists, Van, volunteered to give CBCC’s first unit of double red cells today.   The Alyx Component Collection System uses automated technology to safely collect double the amount of… Continue reading

Pints for Pounds Success!

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Our Fifth Annual “Pints for Pounds” campaign which took place during the months of January and February was a huge success thanks to our donors!  We were able to donate 48,850 pounds of food! CBCC is committed to give back to the community that supports the local need for blood.  For each donation made during… Continue reading

Lucky Charms

Image for Lucky CharmsPosted on March 18, 2014 at 4:25 pm

It is the day after St. Patrick’s Day, and scrolling through Facebook I see this photo.  It was taken by our friends over at OneBlood – a community blood center in Florida.  They gave out shirts yesterday that said “Blood Donors are Lucky Charms.”   It made me smile – because to those on the other… Continue reading

Earn $1,000 for School

Image for Earn $1,000 for SchoolPosted on March 12, 2014 at 3:55 pm

Did you know you could win a $1,000 scholarship this summer just by hosting a successful blood drive? Five local students will earn $1,000 this summer to go toward their college educations.  How?  Glad you asked! Summertime is one of the most difficult times for blood centers because high school and college students (who make… Continue reading

Update: Remembering Marco

Image for Update: Remembering MarcoPosted on March 5, 2014 at 11:07 am

Many of you remember the story of the volunteer fire fighter, Marco Kauffman, who was shot during a break-in at his home and later died.  Read our first blog here for the full story: Marco’s wife, Maryann, was pregnant when her husband died.  But this Valentine’s Day, she was blessed with a healthy baby… Continue reading

Pint for a Night

Image for Pint for a NightPosted on March 3, 2014 at 10:13 am

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is not just a place to give blood – it is a blood center built on the bonds of community.  When you give blood with CBCC, you are helping your neighbors, friends and relatives. With this intense sense of community, CBCC is committed to supporting other organizations that are… Continue reading