Marathon bomb survivor, wounded officer attend blood drive

The final blood drive is planned for Wednesday

WATERTOWN, Mass. (AP) — Two people who survived the Boston Marathon bombings and a police confrontation with the bombers days later have given blood at a Red Cross commemorative drive.

The blood drive in Watertown on Saturday is one of three in the Boston area marking the second anniversary of the bombings that killed three people and injured 260 others at the marathon finish line in 2013. Days later, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus officer was killed by one of the bombers, and a transit police officer was gravely wounded in the manhunt that followed.

Heather Abbott, who lost a leg from injuries in the bombing, and Officer Richard Donohue, who was wounded in Watertown, attended the drive there.

The final blood drive is planned for Wednesday, the actual anniversary, at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

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