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UNC falls short of blood collection crown

Posted June 3, 2009 4:02 p.m. EDT

— 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