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Killed students remembered, family and friends hold blood drive

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It was this time last year when a horrific car accident took the lives of Grambling student Michael Hubbard and his best friend Andrew Perkins.

Their friends and family remembered them Saturday with a blood drive. LifeShare brought their mobile units to Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for the event. Hubbard's girlfriend, who survived the crash carrying their unborn child, and Perkins required a large amount of blood while in the hospital. Through the blood drive, their families want to give back to the community by encouraging others to donate the gift of life this Christmas.

"This blood will help save hundreds of lives locally, that I'm aware of," Tangela Miller, the drive chairperson, said. "I can only imagine how many more maybe nationwide, if possible, because of different blood types that are needed throughout the nation. The blood that's needed saves lives."

You can always donate blood at LifeShare centers. They have two locations to choose from, 8910 Linwood Avenue and 1502 Doctors Drive in Bossier City. For more on how you can donate, follow the link to LifeShare's website.

 

 

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