Blood drive to be held for Georgia woman

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press
Friends of a woman battling a flesh-eating disease in an Augusta hospital are holding a blood drive for her.

24-year-old Aimee Copeland

Friends of a woman battling a flesh-eating disease in an Augusta hospital are holding a blood drive for her.

The Times-Herald of Newnan reports that the drive for 24-year-old Aimee Copeland will be Friday at Heritage Christian School in Sharpsburg. The drive is being organized by a family that rented a room to Copeland while she was a student at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton.

Copeland developed necrotizing fasciitis after cutting her leg in a May 1 fall from a homemade zip line over a west Georgia river. Her left leg, other foot and both hands have been amputated

The drive will be from 2-7 p.m. Anyone interested in donating is asked to send an email to blooddriveforaimee@gmail.com.

The drive will also assist other hospital patients.


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