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October 8, 2016

Community urged to donate in wake of Hurricane Matthew

by CBCC

Just a few days ago we warned of the potential effects of Hurricane Matthew on the regional and national blood supply. As the storm subsides, the concerns have been confirmed.

Last night, the AABB Disaster Task Force released a statement urging Americans to donate blood or platelets as soon as possible as Hurricane Matthew cancels drives and hinders collection throughout the Southeast. Both platelets and Type O whole blood, especially O-negative, donors are urgently needed. Read the full AABB press release here: http://www.aabb.org/press/Pages/pr161007.aspx

As a member of AABB and in response to the Disaster Task Force, CBCC is asking for your help in restoring the blood supply here in the Carolinas and throughout the region impacted by Hurricane Matthew.

CBCC donation centers are open regular hours throughout the weekend and all next week. Visit www.cbcc.us to find a donation center or mobile drive near you and to make an appointment. You can also call us at 704-972-4700 or 336-938-0269.

To those who have already answered the call to donate, we can't thank you enough. To those who are considering it, please make an appointment or find a mobile drive near you. Ask your friends, family and co-workers to do the same. Please help us support those in need.

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is a member of AABB (formerly the American Association of Blood Banks).

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