An American Red Cross blood drive held on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club, Hudgins, resulted in the collection of 65 units, according to volunteer Nan Cross.
Sixty-four potential donors showed up, with five deferrals and one unable to give a complete donation. Seven double-red donations brought the total units up to 65.
Bass Beasley was the only first-time donor. Those giving for the first time in Mathews were Paul Flaherty, Lloyd Hubbard, Terri Hyman, Ryan Kilpatrick, Rusty Morgan, Catherine Owens, Anne Reisner and Dawn Simmons.
Those receiving gallon pins were Deb Buchanan, Nikki Pollard, Nancy Revere and Dee Russell (one gallon); Christina Grice (two gallons);
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