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Blood drive honors local man

Published On: Jul 03 2013 04:28:46 PM CDT
KINGPORT, Tenn. -

A Kingsport company is doing its part to help blood supplies in the region.

A State Farm Agency in Kingsport held a blood drive in honor of a co-worker's husband Mike Wilder who passed away in March.

Mike's wife Donna says the blood drive is being held in his memory because he was a frequent blood and platelet donor and she understands the importance if giving in the summer months when many people are unable to donate.

"It's a great holiday week. We're celebrating our independence and it's just such a great week where everyone is family and community orientate anyway, so we thought it'd be a great time," says Donna Wilder.

 We're told about 50-people showed up to donate blood at Wednesday’s drive.