Blood donations saved police sergeant's life

Article Date: May 15, 2013

An Omaha police sergeant hopes his story of how the gift of blood saved his life reflects how important it is to donate blood. 

Sgt. Paul Latschar was shot by a known gang member while on duty.

“Before I knew it, I was hit with two, three bullets," Latschar said.

As the shooter ran off, Latschar called for help as he fought for his life.

Bullets ripped a major blood vessel near his pelvis. Dr. Marcus Balters and his team at Alegent Creighton Health Creighton University Medical Center had just minutes to get 20 units of blood into his body to save his life.

See the full story on KETV.com.


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