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Holiday Puppies for Patients


Blood donors can bring smiles to children spending the holidays in hospitals.

The 13th annual Puppies for Patients program runs through December. Blood and platelet donors sign a gift tag attached to a stuffed toy puppy. The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas delivers the puppies to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holiday season.

“The handwritten messages of love and kindness attached to our puppies directly connect our selfless donors with the brave boys and girls spending their holidays in the hospital,” said Martin Grable, president and CEO of the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas.

Deneen Bloom, S&A Communications

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