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Red Cross honors donors

March 30, 2006

Albany-- Some South Georgia men and women were honored for taking the time to give the gift of life.

More than 40 donors were recognized at the American Red Cross Awards Dinner. The dinner celebrates people who save lives whether they donate platelets once or as many as 24 times a year.

For more than 10 years, Hugh Watts has donated the maximum of 24 times a year. He says it's the least he can do to help others.

"It's just something that makes you feel good that you can help people in that way. It's amazing how few people do give that could give," says donor Hugh Watts.

"When you make a donation of platelets, you're saving someone's life. You're giving them another birthday, another anniversary," says Robbin Miller of the American Red Cross.

About 20 people received special recognition for their donations. The Red Cross says they're always in need of donations.

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