The American Red Cross held the 2nd Annual Lori Dunham Gordon Memorial Blood Drive at the Savannah Mall on Saturday.
The event was held in honor of Organizer, Keith Gordon's, wife. Mr. Gordon's wife passed away from colon cancer. Blood donors were entered to win several giveaways, including a 32-inch television. T-shirts were also handed out to those who gave blood. Mr. Gordon says it is his way of helping the American Red Cross, which helps so many people every day.
"I am hosting this blood drive today, because I have a wife who died from cancer, and during her chemotherapy treatments she need blood transfusions quite a few times, and so I started the blood drive and kind of a way of paying it forward," said Keith Gordon, Organizer.
According to the American Red Cross, someone in the United States needs blood every two secons. One donation can help save the lives of up to three people.