June 12, 2015

Difference-Maker Dads

by Lauren Bailey

If you’re a dad, we know you’re a difference-maker.  You make a difference when you teach your son to ride a bike, or sit through your daughter’s two-hour ballet recital with a proud smile on your face.  You make a difference when you take nighttime bottle duty or cut the crusts off peanut butter sandwiches.  You make a difference just by being “Dad.”

So this Father’s Day, consider making another big difference – donating blood.  Children need blood donations every day, and while it may not be your child, it’s someone’s little girl or little man. Bring your own father or your 16+ child, and make donating a family affair June 20 or 21 at one of our five centers.  Everyone gets a free t-shirt, but even better, you walk away knowing that you just impacted up to three lives.  Is there any better gift?

Donate double red cells* in one of our donor centers, and you will also leave with a movie ticket voucher on us (during the month of June).  Post your pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #DadsDonateDoubles or #DifferenceMakerDads.

Schedule your appointment at or call 704-972-4700.  Walk-ins also welcome!


*Double red donors must meet the following criteria:

Rh-negative blood

13.3 or higher hemoglobin

Men: 5’1” or taller, 130 lbs or more

Women: 5’5” or taller, 150 lbs or more

Appointments are encouraged. Please call 704-972-4700.

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Donation Location Near:

Charlotte Center

4447 South Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28209

Today's Hours: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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