SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) - Dozens of residents and first responders in Sylvester gave blood on Monday afternoon.
The Sylvester Worth Chamber of Commerce teamed up with One Blood to hosts its first annual Badges for Life Blood Drive.
The event is in honor of all the volunteers that came out and donated their time during the January storms in Worth County.
Nearly 40 donors attended the drive in Jeffords Park hoping to save lives and help with blood shortage in Southwest Georgia.
"Whether we have bad wrecks or different people going to different surgeries or whatever the case may be it's important to have blood on hand to save lives," said Sylvester Police Department Patrol Officer April Young.
All blood donors walked away with a Badges for Life t-shirt.
And they were also given a free wellness checkup which included blood pressure and cholesterol screening.
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