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Please join us at our blood drive in Radnor Township on May 8 as we pay tribute to one of our exceptional donors.

Captain Matt LeTourneau exemplified heroism in numerous ways. He served as a firefighter and EMT in Delaware County before joining the Philadelphia Fire Department and rising through its ranks. As an instructor at the Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center, he trained firefighters from departments around the region. He devoted resources and time to volunteer groups, and his love of animals was evident in his support of several animal welfare organizations.  On top of all that, he was a committed blood donor.

We are proud and honored that Captain LeTourneau was a regular donor at our blood drives. He came to donate even after working an overnight shift or before a long day of training other firefighters. He always arrived with a smile and often offered compliments as he left.

On January 6, Captain LeTourneau died in the line of duty while attempting to rescue the occupant of a burning home in North Philadelphia. As soon as we heard the news, we started thinking about ways that we could honor his service and pay our own tribute to him. 

Our blood drive in Radnor Township on May 8 will be dedicated to Captain LeTourneau, and we are proud to be spearheading a daylong campaign of regional blood drives that will honor his courage, his kindness, and his unwavering commitment to saving lives. For every pint of blood collected, a donation will be made to the Philadelphia 2nd Alarmers Association, an organization that provides support to first responders during disasters.

Donors outside the area can join in by posting a photo of themselves donating using the hashtag #GiveBloodToHonorMatt.

Join us on May 8, and #GiveBloodToHonorMatt!

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