Blood Bowl 2013 quadruples blood units in Laurel

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The recent Blood Bowl 2013 more than quadrupled the amount of blood units Laurel receives in a typical summer day.

Chris Posey along with Kim's No Bull both received a total of 93 units. On Wednesday, United Blood Services awarded Kim Hobbs a plaque for collecting 62 units.

UBS Recruiter Beverly Clark says on a regular summer day, a blood drive in Laurel brings in 20 units, so the Blood Bowl 2013 definitely made a difference.

"Thank you to WDAM, thank you to Kim's Toyota, thank you for Chris Posey," said Beverly. "Without this support we would not have done what we did, so again, take your right hand and give yourself a pat on the back cause it was a great job."

According to Beverly, one unit of blood can save three lives. The number of units received in Laurel would be enough to save a total of 279 lives.

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