Blood Drive to Benefit Hurricane Victims

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The American Red Cross frequently holds a blood drive at Bowling Green's University Plaza-Holiday Inn.

This week the lines were longer, with people wanting to donate to those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

According to the Red Cross 325 blood drives were canceled in the Northeast because of Sandy.

And now the Tennessee Valley Blood Region is sending blood to aid those residents in need.

"There's a lot of people that need and all of the blood drives being. They really need blood, and in this area, this is a way to help people in our country to really help the people in need," says Kay Faysel, who donated for the first time today.

"It's a constant need to keep the blood bank full, and right now with Hurricane Sandy, there's a desperate need," says Ronda Birchel with the Red Cross.

Another blood drive will be held next week at the University Plaza Holiday Inn.

It will be from 10:30 to 4:30.

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