Dic Donohue Donates Blood in Watertown; Watertown Strong Race Coming Up

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MBTA Police Officer Dic Donohue required dozens of blood products when he fought for his life after being shot during the Watertown Shootout with the Boston Marathon Bombing suspects, and Saturday he gave back.

Donohue and Bombing survivor Heather Abbott came out for the second annual Red Cross Watertown Strong Blood Drive at Watertown High School on Saturday. This was the first time Donohue has donated blood since his injuries, according to Boston.com.

Also on hand were Watertown Police Chief Edward Devaeau, Red Cross of Massachusetts CEO Jeff Meyer.

The blood drive is one of the annual remembrances of when town was attacked by terrorists and the Watertown Police helped stop the two suspects. Another annual event will be held next Sunday.


The Watertown Police Supervisors Association 5K Run and Walk will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, April 19. starting at Tufts Health Plan, 705 Mt. Auburn St. in Watertown (at Arlington Street).

The event was started to bring the community together and celebrate the accomplishments and sacrifices that were made during the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent aftermath, which occurred in Watertown in 2013.

Residents, families, friends, business and civic leaders are invited to take part in this growing Watertown tradition. To register, click here.

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