HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) – More than 300 pints of blood were donated during the FOX43 Memorial Day Blood Drive over the course of the weekend.
FOX43 sponsored a blood drive during the Memorial Day weekend. WAVY News’ Lex Gray and Chris Horne were at local malls Saturday to meet donors.
Many donors said giving blood was the perfect way to honor the meaning of Memorial Day.
“I saw that there was a blood drive. It was advertised on Facebook. I saw the posting from Tom Schaad and I decided, you know it’s been awhile since I’ve given blood. I was off today and I thought today would be a great day to do that,” said Helen Kuhns.
The goal was to collect 323 pints of blood, and the drive brought in 393, well over the goal.