Blood drive to honor fallen soldier

Published 02/09 2016 04:25PM

Updated 02/09 2016 04:25PM

A hometown hero is remembered in Sherrard on Tuesday.

Students at Sherrard High School held the B.J. Luxmore Memorial Blood Drive.

Corporal Luxmore is a 2005 graduate of the high school, and was killed in Afghanistan in 2012.

Sherrard students had a goal of 70 donations this year. 

"Students have done a great job getting the word out, managing donor registration, they have a goal of 70 today and they had 85 people sign up, so we have more appointments than the goal,"  said Kirby winn, director of public relations at Mississippi Regional Valley Blood Center.
The blood donations will go to patients at hospitals in around the Quad Cities area.  


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