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Holiday Carolina Blood Drive Dec. 7

The Holiday Carolina Blood Drive is celebrating 25 years! Show you bleed Carolina blue and donate blood with the American Red Cross at the Holiday Carolina Blood Drive, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 7 in Fetzer Hall. Free parking is available in Cobb Deck at 210 South Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514.

As a thank you for your generosity, presenting donors will receive a long-sleeve commemorative Red Cross T-shirt, while supplies last.*

Schedule your appointment now! Visit RedCrossBlood.org, call 1800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or use the blood donor app and enter sponsor code UNC. Walk-ins will be accepted the day of the drive, but appointments are encouraged

Thank you for making the 35th Drive a

Committee members and Buddy the Blood Drop with a Thank you sign.

The Employee Forum and American Red Cross are thankful for the generosity of blood donations and time from the of 575 donors and 110 volunteers who helped the 35th annual Carolina Blood Drive a success. Thanks to each student, staff, faculty & community member who participated, we collected 556 units of lifesaving blood. We also appreciate the 172 first-time donors who supported this longstanding community event.

There are so many reasons to donate blood. Artessa Campbell, a Class of 2023 non-traditional student graduating with a bachelors in management and society, donates blood because she needed a blood transfusion four years ago during childbirth. “Donating blood is a great opportunity because you never know when you might need the gift of blood. It is important that we take care of one another and give blood.”

Annetta Streater, patient care coordinator in the Adams School of Dentistry, said “I donate blood because if I’m healthy, I’ll do it. It only takes a few minutes.”

Since 1989, the Carolina community has supported the Carolina Blood Drive to help save lives. Over the part 35 years, Carolina Blood Drives have collected 37,847 units of blood.

When can I give blood again?

As we plan our December drive, take a minute to make sure you are eligible to give. This website https://whencanigiveblood.com/ lets you put in the date of your last donation to see when you are able to give again. The calculator looks at whole blood, power red and platelet donations.