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Tifton residents host community blood drive

There's been a shortage of blood donations in South Georgia, but some Tifton residents are coming together to increase the supply. (Source: WALB) There's been a shortage of blood donations in South Georgia, but some Tifton residents are coming together to increase the supply. (Source: WALB)
Joe Wayne (Source: WALB) Joe Wayne (Source: WALB)
Donors helped stock local hospital shelves with live-saving blood. (Source: WALB) Donors helped stock local hospital shelves with live-saving blood. (Source: WALB)
TIFTON, GA (WALB) -

There's been a shortage of blood donations in South Georgia, but some Tifton residents are coming together to increase the supply.

Walmart and One Blood held a back-to-school blood drive Friday.

Donors helped stock local hospital shelves with live-saving blood.

"I think the blood donated here probably goes to the local communities. There's a lot of accidents in our area. There's a lot of emergency surgeries where they do not have enough blood," said Joe Wayne.

Donors like Wayne walked away with a $10 Walmart gift card to stock up on tax-free school supplies.

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