Roller Derby Girls Make a Difference

Image for Roller Derby Girls Make a DifferencePosted on August 20, 2014 at 11:52 am

This is an article from  These gals give with us on a regular basis, and we are so glad to have them as part of CBCC’s life-saving team! Twelve skaters and volunteers from the Gastonia Roller Derby Club took time out of their hard-hitting schedules to donate blood last week. At the Community Blood… Continue reading

Pints for Pencils

Image for Pints for PencilsPosted on August 4, 2014 at 9:18 am

Well, it’s that time of year again – back to school.  The time when Wal-Mart and Target are filled to the brim with pencils, paper, bookbags and more.  Yet some of our area students can’t buy everything they need to start the year off right.  That is why CBCC donates school supplies each time you… Continue reading

A Day with Roman Harper

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Some of you may have seen on our social media sites that Roman Harper, new safety for the Carolina Panthers, spent a day with CBCC recently to help us promote blood donation. We first met Roman at our annual Panthers “Keep Pounding” blood drive on 5/1, held annually in honor of Sam Mills (also a… Continue reading

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

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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