Blood drive in Blanton’s memory

The Tye Blanton Foundation is hosting its annual blood drive from 12 to 5 p.m Sunday, March 6, at Canton Central United Methodist Church. The event is held in memory of Trooper Shawn Blanton and his son, Tye.

In previous drives, the foundation has collected 329 units of blood and saved nearly 1,000 lives. The Tye Blanton Foundation is the only nonprofit in Western North Carolina created specifically for premature babies.

Appointments for the drive are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. 828.550.6853.

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