Blood drive held at Minden Medical Center for 3 Webster Parish explosion victims

Published: May. 12, 2022 at 7:58 AM CDT|Updated: May. 12, 2022 at 4:09 PM CDT
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MINDEN, La. (KSLA) - A blood drive was held Thursday, May 12 for the three men seriously burned in an explosion in Cotton Valley earlier in the week.

The blood drive for Reagan Hardaway, Chancey Hawk, and Daniel Payne began at 7 a.m. at the Minden Medical Center and ran until 3 p.m. As of Thursday morning, Hardaway and Hawk were both listed in critical, but stable condition, while Payne is considered stable.

Minden Medical Center officials say at least 100 units of blood were donated during the event.

[2 blood drives being held for victims of gas explosions]

Authorities say the blast occurred just before noon on Monday, May 9 at Aeropres Corp. on Marathon Tank Road. The three men were flown to a Shreveport hospital for treatment.

The cause of the blast is still under investigation.

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