October 27, 2017

Give blood and share some puppy love with children in our local hospitals


The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas with the help of local blood donors will bring smiles to children spending the holidays in local hospitals for the 13th year in row this November and December.

The 13th annual Puppies for Patients program runs Nov. 1-Dec. 31. All donors who give blood or platelets during this time will sign a gift tag that will then be attached to a stuffed toy puppy. CBCC will deliver the puppies to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays. Since 2005, CBCC has delivered thousands of these stuffed toy puppies to children in an effort to brighten their holidays.

“The blood we collect every day of the year gives thousands of local patients the gifts of hope and life as they fight their battles with cancer, sickle cell disease and countless other illnesses,” said Martin Grable, president and CEO of the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas. “But these handwritten messages of love and kindness attached to our puppies directly connect our selfless donors with the brave boys and girls spending their holidays in the hospital. Those children count on our community’s support, and our donors consistently step up to provide it.”

To make an appointment at any center or mobile drive, visit or call 1-888-59BLOOD. 


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Charlotte Center

4447 South Boulevard

Charlotte, NC 28209

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

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