14 Chevy SparkOne lucky student will 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 hatchback’s winner will be picked at random in a drawing next year.

High school students who donate by May 15, 2021, are eligible to be entered in the drawing. Official rules are available at the Blood Donor Center.

The winner must be enrolled in a public, private, virtual or homeschool high school in Cumberland, Bladen, 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 high school student donations.

Due to COVID-19, schools are not allowing blood drives, so students are encouraged to donate at the Blood Donor Center located at 3357 Village Drive in Fayetteville or at a bloodmobile drive in the community.

Information about becoming a donor and a complete schedule of upcoming blood drives are available at www.savingliveslocally.org.

Blood drives scheduled for the next week include:
Panda Express
Nov. 4, 12 to 4 p.m.
585 Cross Creek Mall

Reserve at Carrington Place
Nov. 5, 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
6511 Lexi Lane

Plantation at Fayetteville
Nov. 6, 2 to 5 p.m.
3050 Plantation Garden Blvd.

St. Ann Catholic Church
Nov. 7, 9:00 a.m. to noon
357 N. Cool Spring St.

HWY 55 Burgers Shakes & Fries
Nov. 8, 1 to 4 p.m.
380 Laurinburg Road, Raeford

Rustic Burger
Nov. 10, 2 to 6 p.m.
2653 Hope Mills Road

Cape Fear Ortho and Sports Med
Nov. 11, 1 to 4 p.m.
4140 Ferncreek Dr. Suite 801

Pictured: A Chevy Spark similar to the one shown in this stock image will be given to a high school blood donor in a drawing to be held May 17, 2021. Nearly half the blood Cape Fear Valley uses for transfusions comes from high school blood donations, which are down because schools have been closed during the pandemic.


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