Hundreds donate blood in honor of Unicoi County High graduate Ashlie Padgett

Ashlie Padgett (Source: Facebook)
Ashlie Padgett (Source: Facebook)


ERWIN, TN (WJHL) – Students at Unicoi County High school held a blood drive Tuesday in honor of 18-year-old Ashlie Padgett.

Padgett died this summer after a car accident on Buffalo Mountain. Students partnered with Blood Assurance and were lined up to give blood outside of the vocational school in Erwin.

Organizers say the blood drive project was something Padgett always enjoyed being part of.

More than 100 people came out and donated blood.

“She always helped out during the blood drive and she always tried to get people to donate blood just to help save lives and it would just mean so much to her if she was here today,” Student Council President Dakota Ollis said.

Each student who came out today and gave blood was given a free T-Shirt and a purple ribbon for Ashliee Padgett.

If you didn’t have a chance to make it out to the blood drive Tuesday. There will be others on Thursday at the Center on Aging from 9:00am until 11:30am  and The Unicoi County Hospital from 1:15pm until 3:15pm

Both blood drives will be in honor of Ashlie Padgett.

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