Blood drive set for Monday for injured worker

Blood drive set for Monday for injured worker

September 23rd, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

Local police, firefighters and first responders will host a blood drive Monday with Blood Assurance for a construction worker injured in a fall at a construction site.

Michael Warren, 22, fell 40 feet into a hole and is in critical condition at Erlanger hospital. He is the son of Chattanooga police officer Joe Warren, according to a news release.

The blood drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fire and Police Training Center, 3200 Amnicola Highway.

Donors must be at least 18 years old, although 16- and 17-year-olds can give with a parent's consent. They must weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health, and should eat an iron-rich meal before giving blood.

For information, call Battalion Chief Rick Boatwright with the Chattanooga Fire Department, 423-421-3913, or Amy O'Brien, donor recruiter for Blood Assurance, at 423-667-0719.

To schedule an appointment at a donor center or blood drive near you, visit www.bloodassurance.org, call 800-962-0628 or text 'BAGIVE' to 444999.


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