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      People donate blood in memory of local man

      People donate blood in memory of David Hall Wednesday.

      A blood drive was held Wednesday in memory of a Kirksville man and it proves to be a big success.

      Kirksville Regional Airport Director, David Hall died last month following a four-year fight with cancer.

      The Hall family, the Red Cross, the City of Kirksville, Kirksville Masonic Lodge #105, Adair Masonic Lodge #366, and Cape Air joined forces to ask the community to help others currently fighting the awful disease and hosted a blood drive at the NEMO Fairgrounds in Hall's memory all day Wednesday.

      A Red Cross Representative told KTVO that right around 150 useable units of blood were collected during the event.

      In February 2009, Hall was diagnosed with myleofibrosis, a blood cancer. This past February, that cancer transformed to a more life-threatening form of leukemia, which eventually took his life. Since his initial diagnosis more than four years ago, Hall had received more than 30 units of blood and platelets as part of his treatment.