Local Blood Donations Going to Joplin

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COLUMBIA - A Red Cross blood drive Monday gathered donations to send tornado victims in Joplin.  The drive took place in a portable Red Cross vehicle parked in the lot of its host, Achieve Balance Chiropractic.  The chiropractic office offered incentives to its clients to give blood.  Practice members received a free adjustment and new practice members received a free neurological assessment.

People giving blood were drawn to the event because of the destination for their donations--Joplin.  More than 70 units of blood were sent to Joplin by 3 p.m. on Monday.  The blood drive added to the ongoing relief efforts for the Joplin tornado victims.