|Blood drive nets 784 units|
|Wednesday, June 13, 2012|
The 24th annual Carolina Blood Drive at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill collected 784 productive units of blood. These units could result in 2,352 products to help sustain lives of the sick and injured. Just one unit of blood can impact as many as three patients.
“It is estimated that 97 percent of the population will be touched by the need for blood at some point in their lives,” said Katrina Coble, blood drive chair. “The blood collected at the 24th annual Carolina Blood Drive will help ensure that when those products are needed, they will be available. We wish to thank all our donors for giving the gift of life.”
After lengthy waits for some donors at the 2011 blood drive, the American Red Cross almost doubled staff and equipment for the June 5 event at the Dean E. Smith Center.
“They were able to get donors in and out in almost no time,” Coble said. “A new set-up and donor registration systems also worked wonders.”
Tar Heels can show their Carolina spirit once again when UNC holds its annual winter blood drive Dec. 11 at Fetzer Gym.
For more information, door prize winners and pictures, visit unc.edu/blood.
UNC contact: Katrina Coble, (919) 962-1801,