Coffee Memorial Holiday Blood Drive

With every holiday season there is a drop in blood donations as people shop and spend time with family.

Coffee Memorial Blood Center had special hours today to help fulfill the extra need.

The center opened at 5:30 this morning and was open until 7 o'clock tonight.

195 people came in to donate resulting in 167 units,which will be used to supply blood for 30 area counties and 32 medical facilities.

Coffee Memorial Blood Center will be closed for Thanksgiving but will reopen Friday morning at 8:00am and be open for donations until 5:30pm.

The clinic will also be open for 4 hours on Saturday.

The Blood Center was very happy about the high number of donations today which topped last year's 131 units.