San Antonio police officers set new University Hospital Blood Bank record

Officers roll up their sleeves to give blood after fellow officer was hit by a vehicle Sunday night


SAN ANTONIO - The outpouring of support for a wounded officer, who was hit by a pick-up truck on Sunday while assisting another motorist, resulted in new one day record for the Blood Bank at University Hospital.


According to hospital officials, 120 units were donated on Tuesday.

The previous record was 100 pints, set on Sept. 12, 2001, the day after the 9/11 attacks.

Officer Jonathon Esquivel was injured Sunday night when he was hit by a pick-up truck while assisting a motorist on NW Loop 410 near Evers Road.

Officials with SAPD said Esquivel has already endured multiple surgeries, with more expected in the coming days. 

On Wednesday, he remained in critical condition in the Surgical Trauma Intensive Care Unit.

Medical staff said the donated blood is a welcome addition to a supply that is continuously in demand. Blood donated in Esquivel's name will be used to replace blood

he has received and will receive the days and weeks ahead.

The Blood drive continues on Wednesday, with the Blood Donor Center at University Hospital staying open until 7 p.m.


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