Free Advanced-Screening Movie Pass for Donors!

Image for Free Advanced-Screening Movie Pass for Donors!Posted on July 22, 2014 at 9:23 am

Have you ever gone to an advanced-screening of a movie?  Getting to see it before everyone else?  To me, it doesn’t even matter what movie is playing – the cool thing is that I got to see it before most of the world! Well this Saturday, you could get yourself an advanced screening pass for… Continue reading

An A- Love Story

Image for An A- Love StoryPosted on July 10, 2014 at 9:45 am

Jason, an A- blood donor, started donating blood in high school, and he’s continued doing so ever since.  So far, he’s donated over 90 times in his life.  “My wife’s a dialysis nurse and I’m a veterinarian, so we know how important it is,” said Jason.  “It’s an easy thing to do and it’s important.”… Continue reading

Biltmore Estate Getaway!

Image for Biltmore Estate Getaway!Posted on June 30, 2014 at 10:53 am

Are you ready for a luxurious visit to the Biltmore Estate? Donate blood or platelets during July & August at any of our donor centers, and you’ll be entered to win a weekend getaway for two in Asheville with a visit to the Biltmore Estate! Enjoy a weekend at the luxuriant Grand Bohemian Hotel in… Continue reading

100th Platelet Donations

Image for 100th Platelet DonationsPosted on June 25, 2014 at 1:45 pm

It’s not every week you get two people who each donate platelets for the 100th time! But this week we did!  Jim Long (top) and Scott Cameron (bottom) both had their 100th donations this week – and our staff celebrated their achievements! Jim started donating with CBCC in 2005, and gave whole blood with us… Continue reading

Survivor Story

Image for Survivor StoryPosted on June 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

Native Charlottean, Lauren, was diagnosed with leukemia when she was only six years old. She was treated at area hospitals and underwent intensive chemotherapy with the hope of going into remission.  During that time, Lauren had multiple blood and platelet transfusions.   Even though she was young, Lauren said she was “very much aware of the… Continue reading

Be a Double Donor Hero

Image for Be a Double Donor HeroPosted on June 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Could you be a Double Donor Hero? With the acquisition of two new machines, CBCC is now accepting double red cell donations in our Charlotte center and at select mobile drives. What does that mean for you? If you are an O type blood donor, and meet the qualifications to be a Double Donor Hero,… Continue reading

Tribute to a Great Man

Image for Tribute to a Great ManPosted on June 11, 2014 at 9:02 am

Yesterday, the world lost one of the greatest men I have ever known. The keys look blurry through my tear-filled eyes as I write this tribute, but there is no other way I can think to honor my mentor and esteemed professor, Dr. Darryl Gless. Dr. Gless was one of the most esteemed and beloved… Continue reading

Giving in Memory

Image for Giving in MemoryPosted on June 6, 2014 at 9:31 am

“The idea (for donating platelets) came to me when my husband became ill and he needed a liver transplant,” said Gretel Irwin as she sat in the donor chair April 17.  “They told him he’d be needing platelets at the time of the transplant, if and when it took place.” “After he passed away, I… Continue reading

Local Patients Rely on You

Image for Local Patients Rely on YouPosted on June 5, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Make a big difference in the lives of local patients when you donate blood with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas! Every drop we collect stays here in the community, helping patients in our local hospitals. As the area’s local nonprofit blood center, CBCC is the primary supplier of this life-saving resource to 22… Continue reading

Shark Month!

Image for Shark Month!Posted on June 1, 2014 at 9:15 am

It’s Shark Month!  Jump out of the water and into a donor bed! Every summer, as regular donors leave for vacation and students break from school, blood supplies in our region drop. Help us take a bite out of summer shortages this year by making a point to donate blood during June and July. All… Continue reading