The Petal First Baptist Church held its first blood and bone marrow drive on Sunday.
This is the second blood drive the church hosted this year. In August, about 40 people donated blood. Blood and Bone Drive organizer Heidi Rose said she decided to include bone marrow donations to help out more people in the community.
"I don't think people realize how important it is until their family is in a crisis situation and also we have so many people that count on the bone marrow registry to help save their lives," said Rose.
Rose said the blood and bone morrow drive will be an annual event that will take place in August and February at the church.