Blood drive underway for former LSU football player injured in hunting accident

Blood drive underway for former LSU football player injured in hunting accident

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A blood donation drive is being held Tuesday for a former LSU football player who was seriously injured in a hunting accident in Mississippi.

Vitalant Blood Services is holding a blood donation for Matt Branch until 5 p.m.

The hunting accident happened near Vicksburg on December 28. Family members said he is in critical but stable condition. They added he lost a lot of blood, but was saved by donations.

Vitalant is located at the old United Blood Center building at 8234 Calais Avenue in Baton Rouge.

Every donation sends a financial credit to the Mississippi hospital where Branch is recovering. Those donations will help his family pay for the medical bills.

A GoFundMe has also been set up to help the Branch family.

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