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Published by Kirby Winn on Friday, February 14, 2020 in Blog

Lesa and Pat MorganBlood donors are obviously attracted to the idea of helping others, but today -- Valentine’s Day -- we want to let you know about a pair of donors who became attracted to each other as well.

“About 10 years ago I was donating, actually at a mobile blood drive at my company’s location,” says Lesa Morgan, a regular donor at our St. Peters (Missouri) Donor Center. “There were donors from some other nearby companies there and I ended sitting down and donating next to a very friendly guy…”

That chance meeting of like-minded, generous volunteer donors was just the beginning. Learn more by watching our interview with Lesa on our YouTube Channel!

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Kirby Winn

Kirby Winn serves as Manager, Public Relations for Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, Central Illinois Community Blood Center, and Community Blood Services of Illinois. He enjoys working with media to share the stories of patients who have been helped by the generous volunteers w

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