Blood Drive Birthday Bash

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

March 10, 2006

Today a local 15-year-old celebrated her birthday with a blood drive. Mariam Curry was born with a blood disorder that forces her to have blood transfusions every three weeks.

Every year for her birthday the Red Cross throws her a blood drive party. Curry said she was so excited that so many people came to donate because it's a day to celebrate and give the gift of life.

"It's just a really cool thing that me and my family do. We invite all of our friends and it's just a really huge wonderful party," said Curry.

About 175 people donated blood during the celebration.

The Charlottesville Newsplex 999 2nd Street S.E. Charlottesville, VA 22902 434.242.1919 – Main 434.220.7522 - Newsroom
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 2444342 -