Today is about hope and heroism; honoring this year's class of Red Cross heroes who've managed extraordinary acts in extraordinary times. Carter and Noah Collins held their first blood drive in 2018, and despite the pandemic they were determined to pull it off again. They're this year's Blood Services Heroes.

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