Newlyweds ask wedding guests to give blood instead of gifts

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Couple Asks Wedding Party to Give Blood Instead of Gifts

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Instead of asking their guests to get them a gift from an online registry, one couple took their wedding party to donate blood.

Barry Gamble and his new wife, Monica, had a 'destination wedding' that ended up at the Virginia Blood Services Donor Center in Richmond.

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"The greatest gift of all is life," Barry said. "This is a lot more important than a toaster."

The bride and groom arrived in full dress to donate. The staff at Virginia Blood Services decorated the clinic to look like a wedding chapel, and even offered cake as a snack to ensure nobody was dizzy or lightheaded after their donation.

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