Giving blood can provide vital life saving blood to those in area hospitals who need it. Because of this need, many areas host community blood drives, including the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce, who just recently hosted a community blood drive in the Taylorville Square.
Patty Hornbuckle, CEO of the Greater Taylorville Chamber of Commerce appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM morning show to discuss the drive. Despite the rain, the turnout for the blood drive was good.
The drive was able to have a record seven first time donors. Hornbuckle also previewed a future blood drive taking place later on this summer.
Hornbuckle thanked those who attended the blood drive, and said the Chamber will have more information on the upcoming blood drive as it becomes available.