Boston PD Requesting Blood Donation Assistance

Oct 15, 2016

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans has asked the public to give blood in response to questions about how they can help the Boston Police Department. In the aftermath of two officers being shot and critically injured the department is urging the public to donate blood.


Officer Richard Cintolo and Officer Matt Morris were shot multiple times. The officers were rushed to Massachusetts General Hospital and went into surgery. Each required multiple blood transfusions to save their lives.


Boston Police Commissioner William Evans stressed how important it is to give blood during a press conference Thursday afternoon.


Previously former Transit Police Officer Dic Donohue needed critical blood transfusions after he was hit during a shootout with the Tsarnaev brothers days after the Boston Marathon bombings. Donohue needed so much blood that police transported it from around the region.


In an interview with WBZ-TV, Donohue recalled hearing the news about Wednesday’s incident, and said it brought back memories from his own shooting.


Boston PD is also planning to work with the American Red Cross and Boston Police Patrolman’s Association to spread the word of how important it is to donate blood.

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