Join CBCC in bringing joy to children this holiday season. CBCC hosts its 13th annual Puppies for Patients program this November and December. All donors who give blood or platelets during this time will sign a gift tag that will then be attached to a stuffed toy puppy. CBCC will deliver the puppies to children in area hospitals and care facilities during the holidays. To make an appointment at any center or mobile drive, visit www.cbcc.us or call 1-888-59BLOOD. More public drives can be found at Community Blood Center of the Carolinas’ website www.cbcc.us. CBCC has donation centers in Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia, Hickory, and Greensboro (http://www.cbcc.us/about/donor-center-hours.php for center hours).