WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A woman who survived the Boston Marathon bombings and a transit police officer badly wounded in a confrontation with the bombers days later have given blood at a Red Cross commemorative drive.
Saturday's blood drive in suburban Watertown is the second of three in the Boston area marking the second anniversary of the bombings, which killed three people and injured 260 others at the marathon finish line.
Days after the bombings a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus officer was killed by one of the bombers. Transit Officer Richard Donohue was wounded in the manhunt that followed.
Donohue attended the blood drive along with Heather Abbott, who lost a leg from injuries in the bombings.
The final blood drive is planned for Wednesday, the anniversary of the April 15, 2013, bombings.