Special Blood Drive Held In Frankfort

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The Kentucky State University’s Betty White Health Center hosted a blood drive in honor of a 2-year-old girl who was diagnosed with Bilateral Retinoblastoma, cancer of the eye, when she was 3 months old on Tuesday.

Addyson Black is the daughter of Lauren Cleveland and Canada "Alonte" Black of Georgetown.

Throughout her battle with cancer, Addyson has been a recipient of blood transfusions. An aunt who is a KSU graduate contacted the Betty White Health Center and asked if the university would host the drive, said Floarine Wilson, KSU’s director of Health Services.

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Wilson said the family wanted to do something special for the girl’s second birthday while giving back to the community.