ATHENS, Ga. -- The Bulldogs and Gamecocks are teaming up to help Aimee Copeland, the University of West Georgia grad student who lost her left leg, remaining foot and both hands to flesh eating bacteria.
The University of Georgia Alumni Association and University of South Carolina's My Carolina Alumni Association are co-hosting blood drives in Copeland's honor on June 11 in Columbia and June 13 in Athens. The schools are encouraging alumni and fans across the country to give blood.
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UWG will host another blood drive for Copeland on Friday, June 1 on its Carrolton campus. It will be held from noon until 5 p.m. in the small gym across from the new bookstore. The public will be allowed to park in the student parking lot behind the bookstore.
(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)