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Blood drive scholarships gear up


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The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is recruiting students to help kick off its sixth annual “Students Saving Summer Scholarship” program on June 1.

High school and college students who organize and host a successful blood drive with CBCC between June and September have the chance to earn scholarship money for their education. The students with the top five producing blood drives will each receive a $1,000 scholarship from CBCC. Since 2009, the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has awarded more than $129,500 in scholarships and grants.

“Students are vital to our donor base, making up more than 20 percent of our donors, so when summer rolls around we often feel the impact of families on vacation and high school and college blood drives on hiatus,” Community Blood Center of the Carolinas President and CEO Martin Grable said in a press release.

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, participating students must hold their blood drive between June 1 and Sept. 30. They must choose a location, recruit donors and collect a minimum of 25 units of blood. Each student will be paired up with a CBCC representative who will offer assistance with the planning of the blood drive.

Those interested in registering for the “Students Saving Summer Scholarship” program should contact Kim Jones at (704) 972-4727 or via email at KLJones@cbcc.us.



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