Pol­ish city runs blood drive for stabbed mayor

Geelong Advertiser - - WORLD -

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.

Pic­ture: AP

Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamow­icz shortly be­fore he was stabbed at a char­ity event on Sun­day.

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