Nonprofit center plans blood drives for January

Community Blood Centers of the Carolinas will hold several blood drives in Gaston County in January, including:

• Jan. 6, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Forest Pointe Church, 196 YMCA Drive, Belmont.

• Jan. 12, 4-8 p.m. at Regal Cinema‑Franklin Square, 3778 E. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. Donors receive a free movie ticket.

• Jan. 14, 4-7 p.m. at Grace Baptist Church, 300 Westland Farm Road, Mount Holly.

Note the blood center requires a minimum weight of 120 pounds for donors.

More blood drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website, CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Union County. Call 704-972-4700 or go to to make an appointment at any location.

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