Firefighters hold blood drive

first_imgThe hospital has a blood reserve of between 10 and 20 pints, compared to the normal stock of 50 pints, he said. On Memorial Day weekend, the hospitals Trauma Unit used 200 pints of blood to assist trauma victims such as the firefighter. “Our blood supplies are critically low and we’re experiencing one of the heaviest summer shortages in years,” Keys said. “Northridge has been hammered in the past several weeks. “We’ve given out a tremendous amount of blood. Our supplies have been decimated. We need the public’s help.” [email protected] (818) 713-3730 WHERE TO GO: The firefighters’ blood drive will take place between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Los Angeles Fire Station No. 73, 7419 Reseda Blvd. Donors must by healthy, at least 17 years old, weigh more than 110 pounds and must present a photo I.D. To register, call (818) 756-8673.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The 40-year-old firefighter was injured May 28 while on his way to work less than a mile from his job at Station 73. A 22-year-old Pacoima woman fleeing her ex-girlfriend in a 100-mph SUV chase was killed in the crash after she sped through a red light and struck a Metro bus and two other cars, including the firefighter’s. Police arrested the former girlfriend, a 17-year-old from South Los Angeles, who was booked under suspicion of murder. The firefighter was in a medically induced coma at Northridge Hospital, according to a hospital officials, and was listed Friday in critical but stable condition. Dave Keys, blood drive coordinator at Northridge Hospital, said blood supplies are at less than 50 percent normal levels as blood drives at high schools and colleges wane during summer months. RESEDA – It took many pints of blood to save an off-duty firefighter critically injured in a car crash last month; now his colleagues want to help replenish supplies. Fire Station No. 73 will host a blood drive Monday and Tuesday to stock up Northridge Hospital Medical Center’s supplies in honor of their fellow firefighter. His name is being withheld at the request of his family. “He’s doing really well,” said Los Angeles fire Capt. John Durso of Fire Station No. 73 in Reseda. “We’re rooting for him. It’s going to be a long road, but he’ll recover.” The blood drive, he said, is intended to aid the entire Northridge Hospital blood program. last_img read more


first_imgTHE organisers of this year’s Donegal Coastal Cancer Challenge have this week reported a growing interest in the event.There will be running, cycling and mountain climbing in the Coastal Cancer Challenge.The Coastal Cancer Challenge will be raising funds for The Good and New Cancer Charity Bus (this bus takes patients to and from various hospitals in the West and North West).It takes place next Saturday week (July 19). Starting in Dunfanaghy town, this race is the ultimate in adventure racing. This course will push participants to the limit, with a mix of running, cycling and mountain climbing. “The race takes you on a stunningly beautiful loop around Muckish Mountain, Ards Forest Park, Marblehill Beach and the surrounding countryside,” Mr Nigel Drain of Motiv8 Fitness, one of the organisers said this week.“The course has been improved from last year. There will be team and individual events and this year there are two course options The Ultimate Challenge and the Sprint Challenge,” he added.Organisers have stressed the adventure can be done by a team of three or individuals.“We’re hoping the sporting public in Donegal will come out and support the event. We need to get around 200 people to the line to make the event feasible,” Mr Drain said. “Following on from the huge success of Gaelforce North, we’re hoping people will come out again and support this event,” he added.For Further information please find us on Facebook or contact Coastal Cancer Challenge, C/O Motiv8 Fitness, Unit 3 Glencar Business & Retail Park, Glencar, Letterkenny. Telephone: +353 (89) 4375050Email [email protected] Website ENTRIES FLOOD IN AS CLOCK TICKS DOWN ON COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGE was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGEdonegallast_img read more