Congressman Greg Murphy donates blood, encourages donations

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - Congressman Greg Murphy is encouraging Eastern Carolina residents to give blood during the holiday season.

Murphy represents Eastern Carolina's 3rd district and is a surgeon based in Greenville.

He said he's been a blood donor for years and encourages others to give whenever possible.

Murphy has seen first-hand the need for blood in the operating room, and what a lifesaving gift blood donations can be.

Adding, the holiday season is the perfect time to make a blood donation.

"It's a time where people even give more of themselves, and so I’d ask them to come out and give more of themselves and donate blood. It will save a life, and what a great way to spend the holiday,” said Congressman Murphy.

You can donate at the WITN TV studio on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 in the afternoon.