OLOL hosts replacement blood drive for survivor of deadly police chase crash
BRUSLY, La. (WAFB) - Our Lady of the Lake Blood Donor Center hosted a replacement blood drive to benefit Liam Dunn, the survivor of a deadly police chase crash.
People who chose to donate reflected on the importance of coming out.
“The Brusly community is going to rally around these families,” Max Gauthreaux said.
Liam’s younger sister, Maggie Dunn, and her friend, Caroline Gill were killed in the crash that happened on Saturday, Dec. 31.
Liam has to undergo several surgeries and still remains in critical condition.
Brusly High School, the victims’ alma mater, hosted the blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 5. Organizers say over 470 people have shown up to donate at the school over the past 3 days.
“This… is a family,” organizer Shery Braud said. “I just have to have faith that the family is going to get through this, and that everything that everybody has come out here and done will touch their heart and let them know that they’re not alone.”
Central Middle and High Schools will also host blood drives on Friday, Jan. 6 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
According to organizers, donors should:
- Eat before donating.
- Bring a picture ID.
- Wear a face covering.
- Be 17 or above. (16 with parent consent)
For additional information about donating, call 225-765-8843.
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