Regular blood donor Juanita McCollom, left, becomes the first to open a vein during the American Red Cross blood drive Thursday afternoon, June 1 at the Stover Community Center. Columbia-based collection tech Jordon Kays, right, a son of Don and Patsy Kays of Versailles, said their plan was to separate McCollom’s whole-blood donation into red blood cells, platelets, and plasma. (photo by R. D. Fish)