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Blood drive helps hospital and earthquake victims

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  A blood drive Palmyra Medical Center Thursday will help the hospital and earthquake victims in Haiti.

The Southeastern Community Blood Center, Palmyra's sole blood provider, held a blood drive today in the hospital parking lot. Their goal Thursday was to get 30 donations, but half way through they already had 20 donors. Both hospital staff and the community donated.

For each donation, money will be sent to the Haiti relief effort.

"Every donor who comes on and has a successful donation we are contributing five dollars per donor to Helping Hands of Haiti," said Tina Phillips, SCBC Blood Drive Coordinator.

The group hoped to get enough donations region wide to donate five thousand dollars. The Southeastern Community Blood Center will hold four more donation events in conjunction with the hospital this year. The next blood drive is March 25th. For more information on blood drives you can log onto their web site at

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