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Good turnout for blood drive

Dian Swafford Dian Swafford

Blood donors were in the giving spirit on this day after Christmas.

Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital partnered with the American Red Cross to hold their 6th blood drive of the year.   They normally see about 130 donors per drive.

Organizers say donations are usually down this time of year, but they were busy this morning.

"It's unbelievable isn't it?  The willingness of people to come out and come in here on a day off and just give the gift of life to someone else," said Dian Swafford, the blood bank manager.

The blood drive wrapped up around 6pm Thursday.  Each person who donated got a t-shirt and either a Starbucks gift card or meal ticket.  The next blood drive at Phoebe will be held in February.


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