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Blood Drive to Remember Mirisa Jones

The third annual Mirisa Jones Blood Drive took place at the Linton City Park Saturday afternoon. The 25-year-old nurse died in 2011. She was pregnant and suffered from HELLP Syndrome, which is a severe complication of preeclampsia.
The Greene County community came together once again, to shed light on a deadly disease.

The third annual Mirisa Jones Blood Drive took place at the Linton City Park Saturday afternoon.
   
The 25-year-old nurse died in 2011.
   
She was pregnant and suffered from HELLP Syndrome, which is a severe complication of preeclampsia.
   
Organizers hope the event can shed light on such a rare condition.
   
"Had we have known what the side effects were for Marissa, she possibly could still be here today. So I think it's very huge that we continue this program for outreach into trying to educate people about the side effects and what they need to look for when they are pregnant. And to know what happened to women when they developed preeclampsia," said Kathy Lawrence, Mirisa's mother.

Because Jones was a nurse, her family  has created a scholarship for Linton-Stockton students who are also pursuing a job in the medical field
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