WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Texas Blood Institute in conjunction with the Courtyard Marriott hotel hosted the Third Annual Nicole’s November Blood Drive on Friday, November 20.
The blood drive is in memory of Nicole Roberts, a former Courtyard Marriott employee who passed away from complications due to gastric cancer over two years ago.
Nicole received over 20 units of blood while battling cancer, allowing her to spend more time with her family before she passed.
Courtyard by Marriott Sales Coordinator Katelyn Taylor said Nicole’s legacy is the reason to donate.
“Donating blood really helps a tremendous amount of people every day,” Taylor said. “Nicole is just a prime example to use as our motto that it’s just proof in the pudding that it’s very important.”
Each blood donation can save up to three lives.
As of 5:30 p.m. Friday evening, 15 people had donated, up from 11 donations in 2019.