SOUTH BEND, Ind. Pet Refuge teamed up with the South Bend Medical Foundation to hold a blood drive to collect much-needed donations on Saturday.
For every unit of blood collected, $10 was donated to the animal shelter.
Volunteers said the demand for blood is high, especially for O negative, but any donation is more than welcome.
“This holiday season the community has been very generous and we're very grateful for everything that's been donated and now it's our opportunity as volunteers to give back by having this blood donation,” said Pam Comer, president of Pet Refuge.
To donate blood, a person must be at least 17-years-old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.