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Blood drive set for GA woman battling bacteria

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Aimee Copeland is seen in this undated family photo. (WGCL-TV) Aimee Copeland is seen in this undated family photo. (WGCL-TV)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A blood drive will be held for a Georgia woman who is battling necrotizing fasciitis.

Aimee Copeland was infected with the flesh-eating bacteria after she fell from a homemade zip line May 1 and suffered a major cut to her leg. So far, she has lost her leg, a foot and both hands.

Copeland's family members in the Upstate will hold a blood drive to help her battle the debilitating disease. The drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday at USC Upstate.

Organizers said every pint donated during the drive means a matching pint for Copeland, who is frequently undergoing surgeries.

People who want to donate blood are asked to email scholcombe@mail.com.

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