Blood Drives Scheduled For Critically Injured Fort Bend County Deputy

28 12 2010

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office is holding a blood drive for Deputy John Norsworthy from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, Dec. 29, at the Sheriff’s Office, 1410 Williams Way Blvd. in Richmond.  Norsworthy was in a serious car accident while on duty last night, and remains in critical condition.

He has already used approximately 48-units of blood and doctors are having a difficult time finding the source of his bleeding.   Fort Bend County Road & Bridge is having a Blood Drive today from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. at 201 Payne Lane, Richmond, just off of F.M. 762.  For more information on that drive, call 281-342-4513.

Anyone 17 years of age and older is asked to help support Norsworthy. Norsworthy’s blood type is O – but it doesn’t matter what blood type the donor is.  Anyone and everyone that can are asked to donate.  If you donate blook at any other location than the ones discussed in this article, please provide them with John Norsworthy’s date of birth of 5/17/1971 so he can receive credit for the donation.

The accident occurred around 7 p.m. Monday at FM 762 at Benton Road. According to reports from the scene, Norsworthy was trapped beneath his overturned patrol cars. Richmond firefighters used inflatable rescue bags to lift the car off the deputy Norsworthy was flighted to Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center where he remains in serious condition with head injuries and internal bleeding.  

As of early this morning he was responding to medications and is undergoing a second surgery for the bleeding.

Anyone can help by donating blood under his name at any Gulf Coast Blood Center (plus his date of birth noted above).

Deputy Norsworthy started with the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office in November 2008.  Prior to working at the County,  he was a Patrol Officer for Rosenberg Police Department.  He has a wife, Melissa, and two kids, Katie and Jacob.