More than 90 donate blood in honor of Wilmington girl with rare form of cancer

Blood drive in honor of Ansley Honeycutt on Dec. 9, 2020. (Photo: James Jarvis/Red Cross)

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There was an overwhelming outpouring of support from people donating blood on Wednesday in honor of a local girl battling a rare disease.

The Red Cross and New Hanover Regional Medical Center organized the blood drive in honor of Ansley Honeycutt and her battle against hepatoblastoma, a rare liver cancer.

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Ansley Honeycutt (Photo: Family)

The six-hour event began at  9 a.m., and the Red Cross tells WWAY they had 92 blood donors on a goal of 60 people.

If you’d still like to donate during the holidays, call to schedule an appointment at the Red Cross Donation Center on 16th Street in Wilmington.