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Blood Drive honors deputy shot in standoff


A week after Lieutenant Deputy Tony Stiles was shot in a hostage standoff in Jones County, a blood drive was held at South Central Regional Medical's Wellness Center in Laurel.

For every person giving blood in his name Wednesday, $15 was donated through United Blood Services to help pay for the officer's medical expenses.

"Every three seconds somebody needs blood," said Donor Care Specialist Alan Arnold. "There's constantly need. And our needs are greater in the summer because less people donate because people are too busy, so our supplies can get low and it only takes one catastrophe to completely wipe out supplies."

If you missed the chance Wednesday, a second blood drive will be held Thursday and Friday at SCRMC in the first floor conference room from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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