Blood drive on Saturday in honor of Gary Beikrich

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – Monroe County and the Veterans Outreach Center are hosting a blood drive in honor of the late Gary Beikrich on Saturday.

The "Blood Drive for Heroes" is at the Eastside Family YMCA in Penfield from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Beikrich earned the Medal of Honor, which is the Military’s highest decoration. He acted heroically as a combat medic in the Vietnam War. Beikrich passed away in December 2021.

Anyone who donates to the drive will get a $5 E-Gift card.