Wilson’s World: Learning More about Puppies for Patients at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -During the holidays the need for blood donations are most critical.  Wilson was at the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas on South Blvd today to bring awareness to just how  important blood donations are.

Jessica Jankowski with CBCC talked about the center’s Puppies for Patients program.  CBCC donors who give blood sign a gift tag to be attached to stuffed puppies which are then delivered to children in area hospitals and care facilities. Since 2005, CBCC has delivered thousands of these puppies to children in local hospitals in the hopes of brightening their time in the hospital.

Two of the Charlotte Hornets Honeybees stopped by CBCC to give them some of their stuffed Hornets animals to donate to the Puppies for Patients program.  Be sure to check out the Hornets schedule and team store at nba.com/hornets.

Michelle Love  of the Stand Firm Warrior Foundation explained whey she created the foundation after her son’s battle with childhood leukemia.    She talked with Wilson about her son’s illness and how the non-profit foundation is helping to battle childhood cancer and raise awareness of the importance of blood donations.

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is a locally managed, non-profit community blood center.  It is a member of the America’s Blood Centers, a group of 67 independent blood centers that supplies 50% of the blood across the country.  To find out more about donating blood at the center as well as their hours and donation drives, go to their website at www.cbcc.us

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