Cariayn Rutherford of Queen Creek won a 2017 Passat R-Line car for giving blood during a United Blood Services campaign.

Cariayn Rutherford of Queen Creek won a 2017 Passat R-Line car for giving blood during a United Blood Services campaign.

She was among the 47,243 donors who donated from June 1 to Aug. 31 in United Blood Services’ “Summer Drive to Save Lives” Volkswagen raffle campaign.

Cariayn, a 17-year-old first-time donor, gave blood on Aug. 29 at a Queen Creek High School blood drive and was named the campaign’s teen donor finalist just two weeks later.

As part of the grand prize ceremony, Cariayn learned that her blood went to help another teenager in a Valley hospital who was receiving a bone marrow transplant. He received her transfusion on Sept. 11.

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