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News 8's Kyle Kraska gets emotional while donating blood: 'I'm very hopeful'

"I am very grateful and very thankful to still be here."

SAN DIEGO — News 8's Kyle Kraska donated blood on Tuesday, something he enjoys doing. He knows that every drop can make a difference.

Almost five years ago, Kyle was shot outside of his Scripps Ranch home. He survived thanks to medical staff and people who decided to take the time to donate blood. 

That's why News 8 wants to invite you to be part of the 2nd-annual Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive on Feb. 13, 2020 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the DoubleTree in Mission Valley on 7450 Hazard Center Drive.

Just donated unit #14 for the year.. the exact amount I needed after getting shot 4 1/2 years ago. Please give blood if you can. And please save the date.. I would love to see you February 13, 2020...

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