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Brownwood community participates in local blood drive

Published On: Aug 15 2013 09:15:41 PM CDT

The Brownwood community demonstrated the importance of giving Thursday afternoon.

As many as 20 people came to the United Blood Services of San Angelo blood mobile parked at the Ron Jackson Juvenile Corrections Center to donate blood.

It's a procedure that Becca Cadena and Chris Huggins are no stranger to.

"I just wanted to do something to give back to the community," Cadena said. 

"It makes me feel good inside that somebody out there is going to benefit from it and could possibly save a life," Huggins said.

Huggins said he believes there is always a need for blood donations, regardless of the blood type. His blood type is O+, which means his blood can go to any recipient.

The United Blood Service flyers said there is a demand for red blood cells. To donate, you must be at least 16 years old and weigh at least 110 pounds.

For more information on if and when you can donate blood, visit http://www.bloodhero.com.