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Silas Walker, Deseret News
Pat Erickson finishes his donation and has his arm bandaged at the World Mission Society Church of God's annual blood drive in West Valley City on Sunday, March 31, 2019.

About 80 volunteers donated blood as part of World Mission Society Church of God's annual blood drive, in partnership with the American Red Cross. The event is meant to emphasize the importance of blood for life.

Silas Walker, Deseret News
Volunteer workers gather outside for a group photo at the World Mission Society Church of God's annual blood drive in West Valley City on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Silas Walker, Deseret News
The blood mascot gives a nurse a fist bump during the World Mission Society Church of God's annual blood drive in West Valley City on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Silas Walker, Deseret News
A packet of blood is wrapped up before it is placed in containers to be shipped at the World Mission Society Church of God's annual blood drive in West Valley City on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Silas Walker, Deseret News
Volunteer workers gather outside for a group photo at the World Mission Society Church of God's annual blood drive in West Valley City on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Silas Walker, Deseret News
Rebecca Heaton swabs Pat Erickson's arm before taking blood at the World Mission Society Church of God's annual blood drive in West Valley City on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Silas Walker, Deseret News
Pat Erickson, 39, reacts to the needle while giving blood at the World Mission Society Church of God's annual blood drive in West Valley City on Sunday, March 31, 2019.