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JCSD holds blood drive

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department held their annual blood drive Wednesday./Photo credit: WDAM The Jones County Sheriff’s Department held their annual blood drive Wednesday./Photo credit: WDAM
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department held its annual blood drive Wednesday, along with the help of United Blood Services.

This is the fourth year the department has held the drive. The first one was held shortly after Lt. Tony Stiles was shot in the line of duty in 2012.

The donations are meant help local blood supply and in part will help resupply the blood bank shelves in Louisiana.

The blood drive was open to anyone who was eligible to participate.

"We're talking about the authorities in our county, in our area who are referred to as heroes, well, everybody is a hero when they donate blood,” said Allyson Knotts with the JCSD. “You can save up to three people’s lives with one whole blood donation."

And by the end of the day, the department surpassed its goal of 27 units for the blood drive.

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