TIFTON — The Tift County Board of Commissioners hosted a blood drive on May 14 at the Charles Kent Administration Building.

The blood drive was held in cooperation with LifeSouth and lasted from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Miriam Jordan, county clerk, said that they had 21 donations throughout the day.

“We had an amazing participation,” Jordan said in an email interview. “These are some great numbers, considering our goal for the day was 13. With all the blood collected that day, we will be saving 63 lives. That is amazing.

When you consider that one blood donation can save up to three lives it is easy to see how donating blood can make a significant difference in someone’s life. One never knows when the life that is saved may be a member of your own family, a friend, or a co-worker.”

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