ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — The family of Wendi Winters, one of five people killed in the Capital Gazette newsroom shooting, hosted a blood drive to keep her memory alive.

Over 300 people showed up to the blood drive Saturday in Annapolis.

“She gave her heart, her last breath and her final eight pints of blood in defense of a free press, and of her family at The Capital,” Phoenix Geimer, Winter’s son, said. “My mom was an American hero.”

Maryland’s First Lady, Yumi Hogan, was one of the more than 300 people to attend the blood drive.

This was the second blood drive in honor of Winters.

“She regularly gave blood and organized blood drives,” Geimer said. “It’s what she would have wanted.”

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