Blood drive held to support injured son of CPD officer
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — Chattanooga police officers and firefighters teamed up to host a blood drive to support a son of one of their own.
Monday morning, Blood Assurance buses were parked outside the Fire and Police Training Center for a blood drive. The event was organized after Michael Warren, the son of traffic investigator Joe Warren, was injured in a construction accident in East Ridge on Friday.
Organizers say Michael needed an extremely large donation of blood. They say the goal was to not only backfill what Michael used, but to exceed that and help the community.
Lt. Austin Garrett, with the Chattanooga Police Department, says the police and fire departments are one big family and always support each other.
“We join together on a lot of different causes, but this hits really close to home with Michael being the son of one of our officers. So it comes natural for us to do this,” Lt. Garrett said.
Organizers say 100 people showed up to donate blood, but eight of them didn’t meet the right requirements.