Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Doug McDaniel said in light of recent events he felt the need to give blood.
As a trooper he
already had a healthy respect for the role donated blood plays in everyday lives.
"I do a lot of blood relays," McDaniel
When hospitals need blood immediately, it falls to state troopers to race with the blood between stations.Using lights and sirens, the troopers are able to get the blood to different hospitals at top speeds.
Troopers also have transported human corneas, but those situations are usually not emergencies, he
At one time, the Red Cross' goal was to always keep at least a three-day supply of blood on hand.