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Another refinery victim discharged
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The Joseph M. Still Burn Center at Doctors Hospital announced Friday afternoon another patient burned in the Imperial Sugar explosion has been discharged from the Burn Center and is receiving further treatment in the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.  

A total of four Imperial Sugar employees are receiving rehab in the Doctors Hospital Rehab Unit.  Six Imperial Sugar employees remain in the Burn Center.   Three are listed in critical condition, one in serious condition, and two in fair condition.

A large community blood drive is being planned. The local Imperial Sugar blood drive will occur April 29-30 at the Port Wentworth Gym. Donors will receive a free meal and a free blood donor T-shirt.  

Donors will be able to sign a banner that will be given to the Joseph M. Still Burn Center after the drive.

A drive will be held April 21 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in the Activities Center at First Baptist Church of Augusta, 3500 Walton Way. Donors will be treated to a free meal, a free T-shirt, and free child, care compliments of A Child’s World, while they donate.

There continues to be a need for blood products, especially for Type B, O positive, O negative and platelets, according to burn center officials.  Blood donors may contact Shepeard Community Blood Center at (706) 737-4551 about branch locations and hours.