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Photos by Christa Jennings
By Christa Jennings
Senior Staff Writer
Coosa County’s Cancer Outreach and Community Hope, or C.O.A.C.H., hosted a successful blood drive with LifeSouth Tuesday.
The organization was pleased to report that LifeSouth had 41 pints of blood donated, just shy of the goal of 42. Additionally, there were approximately 30 more people who came to the blood drive that either could not give blood or had given too close to the C.O.A.C.H. event.
Donors received a free LifeSouth/C.O.A.C.H. T-shirt and also had the opportunity to sign a banner in commemoration of the blood drive, with the banner to be displayed in the C.O.A.C.H. office.
C.O.A.C.H. also used the blood drive as a way of giving back to the community, offering food free of charge to donors and those who came by to try to give blood. The organization had fresh-grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as chips, snacks, drinks, doughnuts, and other refreshments available.
However, while everything was free, the organization did receive $131 in donations from those wishing to help C.O.A.C.H. in its efforts to help cancer patients and their families in Coosa County.
Pam Weathers with C.O.A.C.H. said, “We are very happy with the turn out for this event and appreciate the people that came out to give blood and visit with the community. The LifeSouth staff is always awesome to work with.”
C.O.A.C.H. does plan to host another blood drive, which will most likely be held next year. To stay up to date with C.O.A.C.H. and future fundraisers or events, follow its Facebook page.