COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Residents and Columbus officials gave blood Thursday, Sept. 11 in an effort to save lives.
The blood drive was also a way to help remember the victims of the 9-11 terror attacks.
Mayor Teresa Tomlinson explains why she was involved.
"The fire department is leading a blood drive today with the American Red Cross," said the mayor. "We're asking everybody to come out and pay tribute to the victims of 911 and to the families and also to the heroes that bravely went into those buildings, those burning buildings and pulled victims from the wreckage of planes."
The blood drive was sponsored by the Columbus Fire and Emergency Medical Services.