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UNC falls short of blood collection crown

Posted June 3, 2009

— A blood drive at the University of North Carolina fell short of the collection goal Tuesday, the university reported.

The Tar Heels had hoped to reclaim the record for the largest, single-day, single-site blood drive in the state.

The school set the record in 1993 when it collected 1,052 pints at the annual Carolina Blood Drive. But Appalachian State University in Boone broke that record in September when it collected 1,060 pints.

On Tuesday, donors gave 976 units of blood


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  • DowntownGirl Jun 3, 2009

    Ah, those Mountaineers, gotta love 'em!

  • jjesusfreak01 Jun 3, 2009

    Im going to blame the loss on a ridiculously hot day and insufficient publicity. I didn't know about the free food until I got there.

  • Tax Man Jun 3, 2009

    I have given blood every 8 weeks since I was 19 years old - I am now 60! That's a lot of blood!!

    Glad to see this friendly competition for such a good cause.

    Please give blood if you can - Rex has a good plan, the American Red Cross is where I donate, many fine blood drives going on all the time. It really helps a lot.

    My bet is with App State on this for the next few years - those Mountaineers have been showing up the big guys quite a bit!

  • TheLiberalIntellect Jun 3, 2009

    Regardless of if a record was broken or not it's wonderful that so many people came out to give blood and help save lives!