FAYETTEVILLE – October 15, 2020 – One lucky student will soon be driving to school in a brand-new car, just for giving the gift of life.
Cape Fear Valley Blood Donor Center and Powers Swain Chevrolet are teaming up to give away a Chevy Spark to promote blood donations among area high schoolers. The two-door, economical hatchback’s winner will be picked from a random drawing.
High school students who donate by May 15, 2021, are eligible. Official rules are available at the Blood Donor Center.
The winner must be enrolled in a public, private, virtual or homeschool high school in Bladen, Cumberland, Harnett or Hoke county. The prize drawing will be held May 17 at Powers Swain Chevrolet in Fayetteville.
The Blood Donor Center is in continuous need of blood donations because its blood products help patients throughout southeastern North Carolina. Currently, the center needs all blood types.
High school donations help the center maintain a safe, adequate blood supply during most years. Nearly half the blood Cape Fear Valley uses for patient transfusions during school months comes from a high school student.
Due to COVID-19, schools are not allowing blood drives, so students are encouraged to donate at the Blood Donor Center or at a bloodmobile drive throughout the community. Upcoming blood drives are listed at www.savingliveslocally.org. The Blood Donor Center is located at 3357 Village Drive, Fayetteville.