4th annual Ocilla blood exceeds goal

Memorial blood drive boosts supplies

OCILLA, GA (WALB) - Donors gave blood in Ocilla on Friday, to honor a man who lost his fight with cancer.

Friday marked the fourth annual Glenn Roberts Memorial Blood Drive. The Irwin county man died a few years ago. He underwent many blood transfusions to fight the disease.

Glenn Roberts died of cancer in 2016 (Source: WALB)
Glenn Roberts died of cancer in 2016 (Source: WALB)

The goal for this year’s drive was 175 units. A total of 218 units were given at the drive.

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Miki Parker said she donates because a blood transfusion saved her life, after an accident as a child.

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“It’s very rewarding because it seems like you’re helping not only yourself, but you’re actually getting a free medical exam if you think about it as well," Parker, also a nurse at Irwin County Hospital, said. "Cause they’re doing a medical free screening process. But you’re helping others and it’s saving others’ lives. So it feels very, very good.”

Miki Parker, Blood Donor (Source: WALB)
Miki Parker, Blood Donor (Source: WALB)

This year’s goal is to have 175 people participate by donating in the blood drive.

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