Donate platelets and enter to win Hurricanes tickets

Donate platelets between Dec. 15 and Dec. 31 and register to win Carolina Hurricanes tickets in January. The first game will be Jan. 3.

Is that time of year again and the students have packed up and headed home to celebrate the holidays with their families. While they celebrate, we struggle to find platelet donors. More than 70 percent of our donors are students. That only leaves 30 percent of our donor base available in December to help meet the need at UNC Hospitals.  If you have any spare time, we would love for you to drop in for a couple of hours and donate platelets.

Please come in and donate. There are many very special patients here at UNC Health Care who would be very grateful if you did! Platelets are only good for five days; therefore the need for platelets and platelet donors is constant. 

The more you donate, the more chances you will have to win. For more information contact the Blood Donation Center at 966-2370 or check us out online at

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