Firefighter Robert Wiedmann, who had suffered second- and third-degree burns over 50 percent of his body while battling a fire in Crown Heights last week, is in need of O-negative type blood for the operations that could save his life, according to the Daily News.
Wiedmann is currently being treated at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center's Burn Unit, where he will undergo several operations over the next six to eight weeks, says NY1.
The two-alarm blaze, which broke out around 9 p.m. last Monday on the third floor of a building on Prospect Place between Albany and Kingston Avenues in Crown Heights, was not under control until over an hour later.
For more information on donating blood, contact the New York Blood Center at 1-800-439-6876; patient #203859; file #71614 or visit fdnyrescue2.org.
To make a donation, send a check to the FDNY RESCUE 2 MAYDAY FUND, Rescue Company 2 FDNY, P.O. Box 95, Sayville, NY 11782.