Local church hosts blood drive in honor of member diagnosed with sickle cell disease

 

MILLSBORO, Del. – The First Millsboro Seventh Day Adventist Church hosted a blood drive Sunday afternoon in partnership with the American Red Cross.

After much advertising and preparation, organizers say they were happy to see the strong turnout from the community.

We’re told one pint of blood will go to help three patients in the hospital.

Sunday’s drive was held in honor of one church member who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia and officials say it felt good to honor and support her in this way.” The doctors said she wouldn’t live past 10 years old and here she is now 60-something,” Community Service Director Mildred Polk said.

“Whether it’s from an accident, someone that might be going in for an operation that will need blood, or if it’s sickle cell or any other disease your donation is important. So go out and donate to the American Red Cross.”

Church officials say they’re already planning for another drive for later this year.

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