by Christa Lollis
2 blood drives were held in East Texas today and there were incentives for donors in an effort to get blood donations. The blood center of East Texas says summer vacation is always a low donor time. Even with incentives like gift cards the blood drive today only drew in a few people.
We caught up with one donor who was donating for the first time. Today he was there for a family member but he knows he'll be a repeat customer. "My grandmother was in the hospital recently and she needed some blood, needed some blood and I decided to go ahead and donate in her name so that she wouldn't have as much cost for getting the units that she needed to receive from the hospital."