Blood donors step up save a life during KBJR 6 & Range 11 Blood Drive

By KBJR News 1

August 28, 2014 Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 11:30 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Blood donors have their own reasons for stepping up to donate.

"I'm a nurse I take care of people every day. It's important to give back to those patients I take care of all the time," said Megan Drevecky.

"When I had back surgery. I needed blood. It was there for me. The least I can do is give back now," said Barbara Reyelts, KBJR 6 & Range 11 news director.

On Thursday, they, along a number of others, gave back during a mobile blood drive outside the KBJR 6 & Range 11 studios in Canal Park.

The blood donated inside the truck goes to hospitals across the region possibly helping someone you might know.

"One in three people are going to need blood at some point in their life. If you don't know someone know, you probably will relatively soon," said Rachel Paavola with Memorial Blood Centers.

Paavola says right now they're in need of one blood type in particular, B negative.

"It doesn't takes a major car accident to give blood. You may need one or two units of blood in a routine surgery."

Donating a pint of blood could help save three lives and 25 percent of that blood is used by cancer patients.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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