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Covington High School senior wins new Chevy Spark after donating blood

Carter BloodCare hosts high school pep rally to reveal winner, Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial hands over keys

COVINGTON, Texas (Feb. 16, 2022) – Congratulations to Covington High School senior and blood donor Bryson Blalock, winner of a brand-new Chevy Spark, courtesy of Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial, in Carter BloodCare’s “Spark-ing the Giving Season” car giveaway.

Classic Fleet General Manager Brad Roblyer presented the keys to Bryson at a special pep rally at the Covington High School gymnasium in Covington, Texas at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 16.

All blood donors who gave blood with Carter BloodCare Nov. 22, 2021 through Jan. 7, 2022 were automatically entered in the random drawing. Bryson’s name was selected from more than 37,000 eligible entries. Classic Fleet donated the car as part of the solution for the chronic blood shortage amidst the ongoing pandemic. The auto dealer wanted to help boost donations during one of the most difficult times of the year for the community blood supply – the holiday season. The local blood supply for hospital patients has never returned to pre-pandemic levels, and hovers at a one-day’s supply of inventory.         

In addition to celebrating Bryson’s win, today’s pep rally recognized students’ and faculty members’ involvement in giving blood to save lives everyday. As much as 25% of the annual blood collected by Carter BloodCare is donated at high school blood drives. Young blood donors are the future of a safe and sufficient blood supply as the U.S. population ages. The majority of current blood donors are over age 50 and Carter BloodCare urges all eligible blood donors to make an appointment and invite someone to join you when you give blood.

Donors can complete the medical history questionnaire online on the day of donation, before arriving to give blood. Potential blood donors may volunteer at age 16 with parental consent; 17-year-olds can give independently and there is no upper age limit. For more information on donor eligibility and to make an appointment, call or text 800-366-2834 or visit CarterBloodCare.org.

CONTACT:
Linda Goelzer, APR
lgoelzer@carterbloodcare.org
817-412-5314/cell 817-709-9103

About Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial

Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial is a locally owned and operated fleet and commercial car dealership in Grapevine, Texas. They are currently the #1 Fleet and Commercial Chevrolet dealership in the nation for the last two years in a row*, with nearly 2,000 vehicles in stock. Box, flatbed, parcel delivery, service crane, bare chassis, the entire Chevy new car fleet, and a large selection of pre-owned vehicles are available to commercial and fleet buyers all across the nation. Located right next to DFW Airport at 2501 William D. Tate, Grapevine, TX 76051, they ship nationwide. With a dedicated service and collision center, Classic Fleet offers competitive pricing for your automotive maintenance needs. For more information, visit classicfleet.com

About Carter BloodCare

Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 180 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The non-profit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 450,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products.
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