SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - It was day one of News 8 Sports Director Kye Kraska's Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive - four days of giving that will culminate on Valentine's Day with a blood drive in Mission Valley at Dave & Buster's.

The News 8 team loves Kyle so much that on Monday some of them bled for him - as they lined up to donate to a cause so close to him.

Four years ago, Kyle survived a shooting attack that became very personal for many San Diegans. He is now sharing his story and all that he has gained from his near-death experience.

Kyle's passion will help the American Red Cross - which has issued an emergency need for blood.

From first responders, medical teams and surgeons, to all the San Diegans who helped him through his recovery, Kyle is inviting the very people who saved his life to say "Thank You" at his Celebration of Heroes Blood Drive.

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