In that critical first hour alone, Dr. Evans said Eric received 36 units of red blood cells, 35 units of plasma and two units of platelets as they worked to stabilize his battered body.
“It was touch-and-go there for definitely the first 24 hours, and even the weeks after that,” Eric said.
Eric has undergone more than 25 operations in the years since his wreck. Most of them required additional blood transfusions. But thanks to the quick actions of his Medic co-workers, the skilled team at Atrium Health, and generous local blood donors, he has been able to recover and get back to saving other people’s lives. Though now he has an even greater sense of purpose in his work.