NY 1 - December 29, 2011The New York Blood Center says it has enough blood to help a firefighter injured in a Brooklyn fire last week, but more donations are needed through the holidays.
Robert Wiedmann suffered severe second- and third-degree burns on over 50 percent of his body last Monday in Crown Heights.
He will need several operations over the coming months.
Blood center officials say they will now be able to supply his doctors at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Burn Unit with whatever they need.
Meanwhile, the Blood Center is holding a special drive in Wiedmann's honor on Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Baldwin Fire Department 2386 Grand Ave in Baldwin in Nassau County.
Officials remind New Yorkers that donations are still needed to keep up supply through the rest of the holiday season, and that donations can be made at any blood drive or donor center.
For more information on how to donate blood, call 1-800-933-2566 or visit www.nybloodcenter.org.