Blood drive a success

Memorial Day blood drive, May 24, 2014. (WAVY News)
Memorial Day blood drive, May 24, 2014. (WAVY News)

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.

Photos: FOX43 Memorial Day Blood Drive

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.

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