Donors give blood and receive a Valentine’s gift at the Blood Center in Gautier

Just one donation can save up to three lives and residents did just that at the Gautier Donor Center.

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, the donor center offered free heart shaped boxes of chocolate and Mardi Gras t-shirts for blood donors.

Long time blood donor Les Johnson went into the donor center for the first time since being retired. It’s just a bonus to bring back Valentine’s chocolates to his wife. “One thing great about working at the shipyard is they’re a good sponsor for blood donation and they have them several times a year and now I’m retired. So, this is my first trip here to the Donor Center. They’re giving away heart-shaped boxes of chocolate and my wife said she wanted one. So, I said I better make sure I get here and do that.”

If you want to save a life visit the and check out blood drives near you.

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