Memorial blood drive set today

December 15, 2012

The Paul Painter Memorial Blood Drive will be held today at the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department Fire Station No. 1 on West Pearl Street in Granbury.

The blood drive is scheduled to run from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., according to Granbury VFD Fire Chief Darrell Grober. The idea orginally was planned to help Painter, who died at age 78 on Dec. 5 at his home in Granbury. He had been diagnosed with leukemia.

Painter was a two-time fire chief for the North Hood County Volunteer Fire Department, and a former mayor of Everman.

Fire Marshal Brian Fine said that the blood donated at today’s blood drive will be for a blood bank being established for Hood County firefighters. Anyone who would like to donate blood to the fund but is unable to show up today can donate at any Carter BloodCare Center at any time, using the special code SPON101318, Fine said.

For more information call 817-579-1111.

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