ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- The American Red Cross Broadcasters for Blood drive event took place Monday at the DoubleTree Hotel.

The event was held from 7 a.m. and to 7 p.m.

There was music from local radio stations and hourly door prizes.

Austin Rehfield, a representative of the American Red Cross, says that it is always a good time to donate blood.

"One donation can help save three lives, so it's truly a remarkable thing," he said. "What better thing can you do with one hour of your time than to help save three people?"

Organizers say there was a good turnout for the event.