More than 100 donate blood in Hayward to help relieve nationwide shortage

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Tatiana Osorio squeezes an American-flagged themed stress ball while giving blood at the OneBlood blood center near the mass shooting at a Orlando nightclub Monday, June 13, 2016.
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HAYWARD, Calif. (KGO) -- More than 100 people donated blood in Hayward Sunday to help relieve a nationwide shortage.

Young women affiliated with the World Mission Society Church of God helped get people excited for the drive which was organized by church leaders.

"A lot of people don't fully understand how important it is to give blood. And they don't really find out how important it is until they have a loved one that is facing a situation where they need blood,"Dante Smith with World Mission Society Church of God said.

Blood Centers of the Pacific is always in need of donors.

Click here for more information on how to donate.