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Blood drive held for injured firefighter

January 6, 2012 7:18:20 PM PST
A blood drive was held for Firefighter Robert Wiedmann in Prospect Heights Friday night.

Engine 280/Ladder 132 held the blood drive because Wiedmann still has weeks of surgery ahead of him.

His blood type is Type O negative, which is rare.

A Fire Department spokesman says a total of 110 pints of blood was donated.

Wiedmann was burned over 50% of his body while battling a fire in Crown Heights last month.

Blood donations for Wiedmann can also be made through the New York Blood Center at 800-439-6876.

Wiedmann's patient number is 203859 and his file number is 71614.

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