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Corrigan VFW asking for blood donations

 

CORRIGAN -- The Corrigan VFW posts is asking anyone who might have B- blood type if they would please donate to a good cause. According to Corrigan VFW Post Commander Glenn Honeycutt, a 22-year-old service member is currently being treated at JBSA-Fort Sam Houston for severe IED blast and burn injuries received in Afghanistan; he is in urgent need of B-Negative blood. Only 2% of the population have this blood type. Because of the extent of his injuries and numerous surgeries those injuries will require it is estimated that he will need 40 to 50 units of blood each week. The Akeroyd Blood Donor Center at Fort Sam Houston is asking all service members, family members, DOD civilians and retirees with B-Negative blood type to please contact the center at (210) 295-4655 or Mark Salcedo at _mark.t.salvedo. civ@mail.mil._ (mailto:mark. t.salvedo.civ@mail.mil) The center is open Monday - Friday from 7:30 a.m. to noon for walk-ins. Contact your local VFW in Corrigan, Glenn Honeycutt or Pamela Dial at (936) 398-4157 after 5 p.m.

 

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