Columbus family organizes blood drive

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COLUMBUS, Ind.–A Columbus family is holding a blood drive this afternoon at Donner Center. Jillian Zilch organized the event after her dad, Jim Keller, severed an artery in his arm earlier this year when he fell from a step ladder. He received 11 units of blood during treatment for the injury.

Zilch says her father has been a lifelong blood donor, passing on to her that habit of generosity. Because he has made a full recovery, the family wants to repay the community by having as many people as possible donate blood. The blood drive will not only replenish the units he used, but will also give other families a chance to save their loved ones.

You may donate blood today from 1 to 6 p.m.

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