WECT holds blood drive event at the station

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - WECT would like to thank everyone who participated in the blood drive held at the station Monday.

The American Red Cross pulled its blood mobile into the parking lot at the station from 11:30 am - 4:00 pm.

Dozens of people stopped by to donate blood, and the Red Cross were able to obtain 24 useable units.

"You know, people having operations everyday," said blood donor Donald Rivenbark.  "I know the blood probably don't reach the soldiers, but at least it's more blood in the system for everybody to be able to use."

If you give blood anytime before June 30 through the Red Cross, you have a chance to win one of three cruises being given away.

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