Meridian blood drive reaches donation goal

By Sara Konkel
Meridian Times staff writer

After a harsh winter, blood supplies were extremely low. To combat this,
Meridian Township held one of their three yearly American Red Cross blood drives Thursday in the municipal building. Meridian resident Jean Eddy donates as regularly as she is able because it makes her feel good to give back to her community, she said. Eddy has O-negative blood and feels obligated to frequently donate since there is a great demand for her blood type. The blood collected in the Red Cross drives is sent to hospitals in the area unless there is a large surplus, which rarely happens this time of year, American Red Cross registered nurse Jodie Miller said.