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Holiday Carolina Blood Drive update:

The journey of a pint of lifesaving blood begins with you. Blood products collected at the Holiday Carolina Blood Drive was delivered to patients in need of vital care. This distribution included, but was not limited to:

Red Cross truck drawing with the hashtag RedCrossOnTheWay written below

  • Duke University Medical Center
  • University of North Carolina Hospitals
  • North Carolina Baptist Hospital at Wake Forest University
  • Duke Regional Hospital
  • New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Each local drive is an integral piece of a puzzle to secure a healthy, readily available blood supply in our community and for every person in need. When collections exceed need for patients in local communities, the Red Cross expands distribution to areas with low supply due to weather, seasonal illness and other challenges. Ensuring that not a single drop of blood is wasted is how the Red Cross honors the selfless effort of every generous donor.

The Carolina Blood Drive planning committee is grateful for its partnership with the Red Cross and we feel the pride of extraordinary service to our community and beyond.

Thank you for a successful Holiday Carolina Blood Drive!

THANK YOU to our incredible Tar Heel community. Because of YOU – our 65 volunteers and 339 donors (and 99 first-time donors!) – we collected 320 units of lifesaving blood at the 23rd annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive in partnership with the American Red Cross and CBS Sports Classic. These donations will impact up to 960 lives. You make all the difference and this holiday season, we are thankful for each of you.

This year’s Holiday Carolina Blood Drive joins the larger effort of the CBS Sports Classic Blood Drive, which consists of blood drives at Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky ahead of the CBS Sports Classic College Basketball Tournament on Dec. 18. In addition to a commemorative T-shirt, blood donors received a one-month special offer for Paramount+ (new subscribers only), while supplies last. Terms apply. Details are available at RedCrossBlood.org/CBSSportsClassic.

In support of the CBS Sports Classic, Carolina’s Men’s Basketball offered several prizes to those who donated blood. Prizes included:

  • Hubert Davis signed basketball
  • Roy Williams signed basketball
  • Two lower level tickets to the Dec. 14 Carolina v. Furman basketball game,7 p.m.
  • Two lower level tickets to the Dec. 21 Carolina v. App State basketball game, 7 p.m.
  • Behind the scenes tour of the Men’s Basketball locker room for four

With the success of the 23 annual Holiday Carolina Blood Drive, 36,733 total productive units of lifesaving blood have been collected since 1989 (both June and winter drives).