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South Georgians offer their blood for Orlando victims

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THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

A Southwest Georgia blood donation center is staying busy after the Mass shooting in Orlando over the weekend

The OneBlood center in Thomasville opened its doors Sunday for several hours, and Monday the community is still coming in big numbers.

The waiting room has been filled day long, as people come out to donate for the first time, in response to the shooting that happened in Orlando this weekend killing 49 people.

 Many people in Thomasville have rushed to this OneBlood donation center to help out and save lives.

"I've never given blood before, and her saying that just by donating my blood, I could possibly save three lives, it was a definite yes," said Lauren Grubbs.       

Over 35 units of blood were donated yesterday when the OneBlood opened its doors for a few hours. Each unit of blood helps can provide help to more than 30 people. The donation center here has had people constantly walk in the door since 9:00AM when they opened.

They hope to collect as much blood as they did yesterday, and then some.

As of now they are not asking for specific blood types anymore, just as long as you are able to donate blood you can come in and do so. They say they are always looking for the universal O-type blood donations as well.

They are located at 2705 East Pinetree Blvd, Thomasville, GA 31792

Phone: (229) 228-9980

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