Polish city runs blood drive for stabbed mayor
THE Polish city of Gdansk is holding a blood collection for its mayor, who remains in serious condition after being stabbed in the heart and the abdomen.
Doctors operated for five hours on Mayor Pawel Adamowicz, who was attacked during a popular charity event Sunday by a convicted criminal who called it political revenge.
One of the surgeons, Dr Tomasz Stefaniak, said Adamowicz suffered a “serious wound to the heart, a wound to the diaphragm and to the internal organs”.
He said Adamowicz needed massive blood transfusions.
Gdansk is holding a blood collection for Adamowicz on Monday. A rally against violence is also planned.
Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz shortly before he was stabbed at a charity event on Sunday.