Newlyweds ask wedding guests to give blood instead of gifts

Couple Asks Wedding Party to Give Blood Instead of Gifts
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.

"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.