Giving the gift of life at WEEK/WHOI

By WEEK Producer

August 29, 2012 Updated Aug 30, 2012 at 10:12 AM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill. -- We here at WEEK and WHOI want to thank everyone who came to our studio Wednesday to give blood.

Thirty-five people donated blood.

Each pint of blood given can help save up to three lives.

Red Cross volunteers say the need now is greater than ever as Hurricane Isaac hits the gulf coast.

If you missed Wednesday's drive but still want to donate, you can call 1-800-Red-Cross or visit www.redcross.org to find the next nearest blood drive.

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