Blood donor saves teen's life

Tuesday, August 26th 2008, 12:15 pm
By: News 9

By Doug Warner, NEWS 9

PURCELL, Okla. -- Bragg Davis is starting his sophomore year at Purcell High School - something he couldn't have done without the help of a stranger.

Davis was thrown from a car during a crash on Feb. 18. He spent three months in the hospital, underwent 30 surgeries and went through 80 units of blood.

Heather Ellison gave blood just days before the wreck.

"To know that it went to him right away is kind of amazing," she said. "To see him and how he's recovered in just a year's time is really kind of special."

Davis said he's grateful for the donations.

"I thank everyone that's prayed for me and donated blood for me," he said.


NEWS 9 Blood Drive

NEWS 9 will host a blood drive Wednesday with the Oklahoma Blood Institute.

Donors can give blood from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the station, 7401 N Kelley Ave.

There will be muffins for early bird donors and pork sandwiches, compliments of the Oklahoma Pork Council, at lunch time.