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Blood drive

A blood drive held July 21 at the Piankatank Ruritan Club building in Hudgins resulted in the collection of 76 units, nine shy of the drive’s goal of 85, according to Red Cross volunteer Nan Cross. A total of 81 potential donors took part. Ten were deferred and four were unable to complete their donations. Nine donors completed double red donations. First-time donors at the drive were David Rollins, Harry Colestock, Raymond Felton, Terry Wilson. Robert Jefferies and Dee Russell made their first donation in Mathews. Gallon pins were awarded to Ji Choi (one gallon), David Chrest (four gallons), Arlene Allen (five gallons), Alan Kinker (12 gallons), Gib Pulley (13 gallons) and Jim Drummond (17 gallons). Here, Red Cross phlebotomist Wanda Walker poses with donor Robert Jefferies and Alda Barnett, a volunteer from Mathews Chapel. The next Mathews blood drive will be held Sept. 15. For more information, visit

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