Bride asks for blood instead of gifts

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RICHMOND, Va. – Instead of asking their guests to get them a gift from an online registry, one couple took their wedding party to donate blood.

Barry Gamble and his new wife, Monica, ended up spending some of their wedding day at the Virginia Blood Services Donor Center in Richmond.

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Monica Gamble donates blood on her wedding day. (Credit: WTVR-TV)

“We knew we would be receiving gifts, but we thought, why not take the opportunity to let people give the opportunity of saving lives. People seem excited about it,” Monica Gamble said.

The groom pointed out that not all of the wedding guests were able to give blood, but said that a mix of donors and supporters showed up to cheer them on.

“We weren’t into the whole registry thing. We figured gifts would be nice, but it would be even nice if our friends and family could help us save some lives. That’s why we did it,” Barry Gamble said.

Read more at WTVR-TV.

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