ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A blood drive was held Saturday in honor of Wendi Winters, a journalist who lost her life in the Capital Gazette shooting.

It was the 5th annual Wendi Winters Memorial Blood Drive in Annapolis.

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Over 200 donors signed up for the event.

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Tonya Peters with the American Red Cross said Winters would be happy to know people are honoring her by paying it forward.

“[Wendi] loved people and lived a life of service,” Peters said. “So for her family and her church members and the community to continue her legacy, she would be ecstatic.”

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The goal is for the Red Cross to collect 250 pints of blood. Organizers said each unit can save up to three lives.

CBS Baltimore Staff