CHARLOTTE,NC–The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has announced that there is an extreme shortage of all RH Negative blood types.
To help encourage blood donations the CBCC says they will be raffling of a pair of lower level tickets on the 45-yard line (Section 131 Row 2) to the Panthers vs. 49ers game Sunday, Jan 12th.
“We are extremely low on whole blood and platelets. Due to the holidays and cold and flu season, donations are down all across the region,” said Martin Grable, president and CEO of CBCC. “We need donors who are well and healthy to come out as soon as possible in the next few days to donate blood or platelets.”
Although O blood types and RH negative blood types are needed the most right now, all blood donors are encouraged to donate. All donors who present to donate blood or platelets at one of CBCC’s blood centers today (Jan. 8) through Saturday (Jan. 11) will have the opportunity to win these tickets (odds of winning estimated at 1 in 250). The winner will be announced at 7 PM on Saturday, Jan. 11. Any interested donors must sign up for the raffle when coming to the blood center. The raffle only applies to center donors. Schedule your appointment at one of CBCC’s centers by calling 704-972-4700 or visiting www.carolinadonor.org.