The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding five blood drives in Fort Mill during May:
• MorningStar Fellowship Church, 375 Star Light Drive, 12:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m., May 3.
• Strawberry Festival, 112 Confederate St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m., May 4.
• ESP Associates, 3475 Lakemount Blvd., 1 p.m.-5 p.m., May 16.
• Helping Hands of Baxter Village, 3387 Richard’s Crossing, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., May 18.
• Carolinas Cornerstone Church, 1790 Gardendale Road, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., May 19.
More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website, www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Union County.
Call 704-972-4700 or go to www.carolinadonor.org to make an appointment at any location.
CBCC is a non-profit community-based blood center and the primary blood supplier to 19 regional hospitals, serving patients who live in 16 North Carolina and three South Carolina counties. CBCC’s hospital partners include: Carolinas Healthcare System, CaroMont Health, Piedmont Medical Center, Grace Hospital, Valdese Hospital, Frye Regional Medical Center, Central Carolina Hospital and Stanly Regional Medical Center. The Center’s mission is to be the steward of a community resource – life-saving blood. 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 locally. Donors must weigh at least 120 pounds, and some donors with high blood pressure may still be eligible after consulting a doctor.