PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A blood drive was held at the R.I. State House Thursday in memory of Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin.

Goodwin, who broke barriers for women at the State House over nearly four decades in the legislature, died in April following a battle with cancer. She was 58.

Sen. Walter Felag said donating blood in Goodwin’s honor is the “ultimate act of love.”

“Sen. Goodwin was a person of love,” Sen. Walter Felag said. “She loved her constituents. She loved being a state senator and assisting people … what better way to show our love than through a blood drive?”

Those who did not have the chance to participate in the blood drive can still donate by making an appointment online.