Deputy John Norsworthy

Deputy John Norsworthy.

RICHMOND (Covering Katy News) - It is that time of year, the 9th Annual Blood Drive in Memory of Deputy John Norsworthy will take place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3.

The blood drive will occur in Patton Hall at the Gus George Law Enforcement Academy, 1521 Eugene Heimann Circle in Richmond.

Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Deputy John Norsworthy received more than 48 units of blood after a tragic car accident while on duty Dec. 27, 2010.

Fort Bend County residents and employees came together in the days following the accident to give more than 660 units of blood in his honor.

In his memory, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center teams up with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office every year to conduct the blood drive.

New this year, the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center has implemented some changes to their process to make donating blood easier. You are now able to sign up for a time slot and register beforehand. If you are unable to make the December 3 date but still want to donate in memory of Norsworthy, there are multiple donor centers in the region. You will just need to use the code, 5642, when donating.     

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