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7 year old receives live saving blood transfusion

Conway (WMBF)- Seven-year-old Caroline Hogue was born with a rare disease that causes her intestines not to function. During her first year of life she received an intestine transplant, and several blood transfusions. Today she is flourishing in her first grade class at Conway Christian and her mother says it is all thanks to those who donate the gift of life.

"If the hospital shelves were not stocked with blood when Caroline needed them, then her life would have definitely been at risk," says Laura Hogue.

That's why Hogue hopes people will head out to the St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church in Myrtle to donate blood.

The American Red Cross is hosting the event along with WMBF news, Carrabas and The Pelicans. The Red Cross hopes to gather 300 units of blood. They say one unit, which is a pint can save three lives.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday this week.

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