Cheryl Yager of Virginia Blood Services monitors blood donor Steve Adams at Winchester Medical Center. Adams met the criteria and agreed to an automated blood donation, which allows the donor to give specific blood components. This form of blood donation takes a little more time. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
Staff members at Winchester Medical Center participated in a recent blood drive by Virginia Blood Services in the hospital’s conference center. VBS has been supplying blood to the medical center since the beginning of 2012. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
ABOVE RIGHT: Jennifer McDonald of Gore and Winchester native Tim Gromling donate during at a recent blood drive at Jim Barnett Park. (Photo by Jeff Taylor/The Winchester Star)
BELOW: Dana Kerchner, a Shenandoah University physical therapy student, picks out a T-shirt after giving blood at Winchester Medical Center. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
LEFT: Lauren Golightly, patient navigator for the bariatric program at Winchester Medical Center, gives blood during a drive sponsored by Virginia Blood Services at the WMC conference center. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)
winchester — The American Red Cross held a blood drive Friday at its local headquarters on Fortress Drive.
Nothing unusual about that. The Red Cross has been accepting blood donations nationwide...