Give blood, win car

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The Blood Alliance together with Lucas Honda and HondasForLess.Net announced that Martha “Sam” Cowan of Beaufort was the randomly drawn winner of a 2012 Honda Civic LX.
“We had more than 80,000 donors participate in the Honda car promotion that started on August 31 last year,” said Valerie Collins, Chief Operating Officer of The Blood Alliance, which

Dr. Brad Collins, Beaufort Memorial laboratory medical director and chairman of the Beaufort Community Advisory Committee to The Blood Alliance, hands Martha “Sam” Cowan the keys to her 2012 Honda Civic LX.

has been providing blood since 1942. “Our need for blood is constant and we depend on our community to make that happen. Providing the car as incentive to come in and donate blood brought awareness of our need to new donors as well as donors who hadn’t donated in a while.”
Cowan was informed of her prize and was in disbelief. “Nobody ever gives me anything like this because I never win! What a surprise, I can’t believe it — is this real?” she asked.
Cowan, a regular whole blood donor with The Blood Alliance, said, “I donate whenever my church (St. John’s Lutheran) hosts a blood drive. Whatever Sunday the bloodmobile shows up — I’m there to help my community.”