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65 units collected at Dec. 1 blood drive

A total of 65 units was collected at the Red Cross Mathews community blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins, falling eight units shy of its goal, according to spokesperson Nan Cross.

Sixty-nine people attended the drive, with eight deferred. Two were unable to complete their donations. Six provided double red donations.

Receiving gallon pins were: Tim Hudgins (six gallons), Kathy Owens (five gallons), James Reynolds (four gallons), William Ellis, Patricia Wood and Valerie Kilpatrick (three gallons), Charity Ungard and Melissa Ball (two gallons) and Martha Wadnizak, Ashley Murphy and Sharon Fulford (one gallon).

The drive had one first-time donor—Carol McCormack—and two who gave for the first time at a Mathews blood drive—James Reynolds and Frederick Wynn.

The next Mathews community drive will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 2.

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