CHARLES CITY, Iowa - Community members in Charles City came out to the high school gym on Tuesday for the spring blood drive.
86 donors from young to old came out to donate, excedding this year's goal of 70 donors. In addition, since one pint of blood saves three lives, donors will be able to save 204 lives.
Junior Sami Huyer is the organizer for the drive, and is impressed with the turnout.
"It's exciting to see a bunch of people from the community come in and donate their blood, and save some lives," Huyer says.
She adds that even though some may seem hesitant to have their blood drawn, a single donation can go a long way.
"Step out of their comfort zone and do it, because it's for a very great cause. One donation saves three lives, so it's a pretty cool reward," Huyer says.
The drive comes in time before the summer months, where there is usually a shortage of blood donations due to fewer volunteer-hosted blood drives.