A blood drive will be held Thursday at OC Global Medical Center in Santa Ana for two firefighters critically injured in the Silverado Fire.
Organizers are encouraging donors to make an appointment because of COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, but walk-ins will be welcomed. To make an appointment call 800-879-4484. The blood drive will begin at 8 a.m.
The Orange County Fire Authority firefighters Dylan Van Iwaarden and Phi Le were critically injured in the Irvine area blaze, which broke out Oct. 26. The firefighters suffered second- and third-degree burns in the blaze, which was driven by powerful Santa Ana winds.
“We’re very appreciative to our community members who are interested in donating blood,” said OCFA Capt. Daniel Yeh. “This is going to help the recovery efforts of Dylan and Phi, but also others.”