Company Members Save Fireman’s Life

Issue 12 and Volume 83.

Company Members Save Fireman’s Life Twenty-two blood transfusions from as many comrades in the New York Fire Department between February 28th to March 29th, are credited with helping to save the life of Fireman Robert Grant of Engine Co. No. 33, who left Bellevue Hospital last week. Grant and Fireman Frank C. Murray of the same company, were the victims of a rear-end collision between the hose wagon and the pumping engine of that company on February 28th while re-locating to “cover-up” for another fire company. Murray’s two legs were severed. He died two days later. Grant’s left leg was amputated. Dr. Harry M. Archer of the Fire Department summoned blood donors immediately from an established list of blood donors which the fire department maintains. Dr. Archer said that the case was most remarkable; that there is no other like it on record, where twenty-two persons each contributed a pint…

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