CINCINNATI – The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is being celebrated in the greater Cincinnati area this weekend.
The Cincinnati Church of Christ partnered with Hoxworth University for its fourth annual blood drive on Sunday.
The four-hour blood drive, which was held to serve others as Dr. Martin Luther King did, brought in close to 100 donors. Those donors varied in age, ranging from 16 to 60 years old.
Organizers say they are thankful so many people were willing to give the gift of life.
“We know that this blood is going for a great cause in the community and people see in their heart to give. We have the MLK holiday to remember to make a good deed but I think people can also see it as an everyday occurrence,” said Laura Huesman, from the Cincinnati Church of Christ.
Recipients all across the state benefit from the blood given here in the Tri-State, including some as far as Carollton, in northwest Ohio.
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