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The Fort Hood Tragedy Motivates Locals to Donate Blood


SHERMAN, TX -- The tragedy at Fort Hood has people across Texoma wanting to help out anyway they can, and local blood banks say they are grateful for the response.  Deeda Payton has how you can help. 

When news of the shooting at Fort Hood broke Thursday, the phones started ringing at a local blood bank with people wanting to donate and asking if their donation would benefit the injured soldiers.

The Texoma Regional Blood Center is part of America's Blood Centers that supplies our local hospitals. When there is an emergency, like Fort Hood, independent blood centers across the country pull their resources together to fill the need. Friday, local residents flocked to their blood banks to do their part as well. "It's a renewable resource that just keeps flowing so I might as well help somebody out." "When tragedies happen the community always seems to step up and help out and it's really good."

If you would like to donate blood, you can this saturday from nine until one at the Texoma Regional Blood Center in Sherman and from ten until two in downtown Whitewright at the festival.

Deeda Payton, KTEN News.