Community members were urged to donate blood Friday afternoon in honor of a Lompoc teen who died of cancer last year.
The Lompoc Police Department, United Blood Services and the Noah Scott Foundation held the blood drive at the police station.
The need for blood has increased as the 4th of July holiday gets closer.
Noah Scott — who was close with the police department — died June 30, 2017 from leukemia. While under treatment, he had 70 blood transfusion.
"My middle son, Jordan, is getting ready to go into high school and he already has a plan to organize two blood drives a year just because it’s something that Noah was passionate about," said Charles Scott, Noah’s father. "He was so grateful for everyone that donated."
Even though the blood drive is over, you can find out more about donating blood at United Blood Services’ website.