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Nationwide Blood Drive Underway for Rep. Scalise

Nationwide Blood Drive Underway for Rep. Scalise

Here’s how you can help

Our friends in Louisiana alerted us to a nationwide blood drive being held for Rep. Steve Scalise who was shot Wednesday while practicing for the Congressional baseball game. Rep. Scalise remains in critical condition and has received several blood transfusions.

A New Orleans chapter of Knights of Columbus has organized a blood drive. We’ve included the details beneath:

New Orleans – Knights of Columbus Marquette Council #1437 (Louisiana) is encouraging all to “Make a Replenishment Blood Donation” for Rep. Steve Scalise.

U.S. House Majority Whip, LA Representative Steve Scalise was critically wounded by gunfire in a brutal attack on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. His injuries resulted in severe internal and external bleeding, and he remains in critical condition after surgeries.

– Concerned citizens can make a “Replenishment Donation for Steve Scalise.”

– Each blood donor should contact the nearest Blood Center or hospital.

– Each donor should state that the donation is a “Replenishment for Representative Steve Scalise.”

“Please help us turn this tragedy into a positive public statement of charity, humanity, and unity. Your selfless acts of kindness will both honor Steve Scalise and his family, as well as refresh the critically short supply of blood reserves.”

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Comments

PLEASE also include David Bailey and Crystal Griner in this drive.
I hope someone does a crowdfund for those two heroes !!!! They should never have to worry about anything again !!!

tarheelkate | June 15, 2017 at 6:15 pm

What is Scalise’s blood type?

It’s my understanding that these blood donations don’t go directly to Scalise (or Bailey or Griner etc.) but are just for general replenishment of the blood supply. We have no reason to believe these three patients required more volume of transfusion than the typical patient.

Are the blood banks especially low at the moment?

    karl_lembke in reply to artichoke. | June 16, 2017 at 10:02 am

    It seems like blood banks are always low. Given the number of reasons for deferring donors, I’m surprised they’re doing as well as they are.

    I just wonder if my regular platelet donation can be counted toward his replenishment.

      nordic_prince in reply to karl_lembke. | June 16, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      It would be nice if they could use more modern, accurate tests so they don’t have to ban people on the “no blood donation for life” list just because of false positives 🙁

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