ABILENE, Texas -

Members of the Wylie Christian Church donated blood Sunday morning to help a member in need.

Pat Voce Sr. had a heart transplant in August and needed a lot of blood. The church volunteered to give blood in his honor.

The event also helped replenish the Meek Blood Center's supply. The center's mobile unit was parked in the church parking lot.

"We are asking the public to continue to give blood, not just this day but through the year, because there are folks that need help and this is a simple way to help," Wylie Christian Church Youth Pastor Gregory Ayers said. "It doesn't cost any thing, just a little bit of your time and couple ounces of blood."