Student donates blood for class points

By Holley Nees - bio | email

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Shayla East participated in Carter Blood Care's blood drive Thursday on the Angelina College campus.

East had surgery five years ago, and today she took time to pay it forward because she said she knows what it's like to be in need.

"I know it's important because like when I had surgery, I had to get blood because my mama couldn't because her iron was too low," East said.

She said there's a lot of people who aren't able to donate, so she thinks everyone who can give blood should because you never know when you may need it.

She said it doesn't even hurt.