Dyess donates life

Airman 1st Class Rudy McDade, 7th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, grips a stress ball to increase blood flow during his donation June 5, 2013, at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas. McDade donated a double portion of red blood cells during a blood drive hosted by the 7th AMXS and Meek Blood Center. Nearly 1,000 pounds of clothing was also collected at the event and Airman wrote on banners, which will be delivered to victims in areas of Oklahoma most affected by recent natural disasters. The event gathered nearly 1,000 pounds of clothing and had more than 45 registered blood donors who gave both whole blood and double red blood cells. This is the second year the squadron has hosted a blood drive with hopes of making it a bi-annual event. The blood collected will be distributed to where it is needed most by the Red Cross. The Meek Blood Center will be returning to Dyess July 17, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Peter Thompson/Released)

PHOTO BY: Airman st Class Peter ThompsonReleased
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