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Blood drive in honor of Heartland firefighter

SHAWNEETOWN, IL (KFVS) -

Members of the Shawneetown Fire Department are holding a blood drive in honor of one of their own and to highlight the constant need for blood.

In July, firefighter Tim Drone was seriously injured in a tractor accident. The tractor turned over on him leading to serious injuries including a broken pelvis, punctured femoral artery and internal bleeding.

Drone, a 20-year veteran of the fire department, was flown to a hospital in Evansville for treatment, which included several units of blood. He spent weeks in the Intensive Care Unit. He has recently gone home but is still being treated for his injuries.

The Shawneetown Fire Department is partnering with the Red Cross in holding a blood drive in Drone's honor Tuesday, September 8.

It will take place at the First Baptist Church in Shawneetown, located at the intersection of Lincoln Blvd and Logan Ave from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.  

There is also a GoFundMe account set up to help Drone with his medical expenses.

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