The UNC Community has another chance to save thousands of lives at the annual Carolina Blood Drive Tuesday at the Dean Smith Center.

Students, staff and members of the Chapel Hill community are encouraged to donate blood to the Carolinas Region of the American Red Cross, which has helped collect almost 23,000 units of blood to save lives and increase treatments in various hospitals since coming to Chapel Hill 26 years ago.

This year’s goal is set at collecting 850 pints of blood.

To thank donors for participating, refreshments from restaurants such as Krispy Kreme, Chik-Fil-A, Insomnia Cookies and Panera Bread are available. Donors and volunteers can also enjoy visits from UNC Head Football Coach Larry Fedora as well as Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham, with the chance to win various door prizes throughout the day.

You can schedule an appointment or to sign up as a volunteer by clicking here.

Listen to Ron Stutts’ interview with the organizers: