25 January 2021
18-year-old high school student wins free SUV in “Spirit of Giving”

Carter BloodCare hands over keys to overwhelmed, grateful young blood donor

An 18-year old student, Megan Hunt, of West Rusk High School, today was awarded a free Chevy, courtesy of The Thompson Group Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial. By donating blood during a critical shortage at a recent Carter BloodCare blood drive at her school, she was automatically entered to win.

East Texas grandmother, Virginia Hunt, brought her to Grapevine today to pick up the vehicle.

About the giveaway:

Carter BloodCare joined The Thompson Group Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial at its dealership to unveil the winner of the recent “Spirit of Giving SUV Giveaway.” Thanks to the generosity of Classic Fleet, blood donors that registered to give blood with Carter BloodCare from December 1, 2020, through January 10, 2021, were automatically entered into a drawing for a 2020 Chevrolet Trax. Classic Fleet says it was their way of being part of the solution to help a severely fluctuating blood supply amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort to ensure a healthy blood supply through the holiday season was an unexpected opportunity for a blood donor to be the recipient of a new SUV in the New Year. The two organizations revealed that Hunt is the winner at a public event held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, January 21.

Locally, Carter BloodCare, as well as blood programs nationwide, are reporting dangerous declines in blood collections brought on by 2020 COVID-19 closures, a recent surge in sickness from the virus; and it has resulted in a decrease by the tens of thousands, the number of blood donations compared with the same time in 2019 and in pre-pandemic 2020.

About The Thompson Group Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial
The Thompson Group Classic Chevrolet Fleet and Commercial is a locally owned and operated fleet and commercial car dealership in Grapevine, TX. They are currently the ##1 Fleet and Commercial Chevrolet dealership in the nation, with nearly 2000 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. Tu centro de sangre comunitario.