Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas awards $10,000

Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is honoring 10 high schools in the region as winners of its regional “High School Grant” program.

Each winning school, announced Sept. 18, received a $1,000 grant for hosting top-performing blood drives with the blood center during the 2011-2012 school year.

Anson High School – Wadesboro
East Burke High School – Connelly Springs
East Rowan High School – Salisbury
Forestview High School – Gastonia
Garinger High School – Charlotte
Olympic High School (now The Renaissance School at Olympic H.S.) – Charlotte
South Mecklenburg High School – Charlotte
North Stanly High School – New London
Northwestern High School – Rock Hill, S.C.
West Lincoln High School – Lincolnton

Throughout the year, Community Blood Center of the Carolinas - the primary blood supplier to 21 regional hospitals, serving 16 North Carolina and three South Carolina counties - will offer $36,000 in scholarships and grants. 

Participating high schools are encouraged to sponsor a minimum of two drives during the 2012-2013 school year to qualify for winning a grant.

Learn more:
For information on the blood center's scholarship and grant opportunities, email Kim Jones, director of development and public relations, at To host a blood drive or donate blood in your area, visit or call 704-972-4700.