BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) hosted a blood drive in honor of Remy Hildago, a Denham Springs High School football player, who died Friday, Sept. 18.
The blood drive was held Wednesday, Sept. 23 at BRPD’s training academy. The blood drive was also held to replenish some of the blood used during Hidalgo’s treatment.
The Blood Center also donated $10 to Hidalgo’s family for each donation.
“This is something else. People are coming from all over and they’re saying we are here for Remy. We are here for Remy. And it’s very humbling to be a part of the community and it’s fantastic,” said Officer Mitchell Fouse with BRPD.
Blood drive participants also got to sign a banner that will be given to Hidalgo’s family.
Hidalgo died three days after he collapsed at football practice.
A Celebration of Life for him will be held Saturday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. at Denham Springs High School.
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