Tue., May 15, 2012 11:59am (EDT)

Blood Drive For Bacteria Victim
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

CARROLLTON, Ga.  —  
Aimee Copeland's left leg has been amputated, and her parents say she will likely lose her fingers as well after the infection spread rapidly through her body. A blood drive to help her is planned for 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of West Georgia. (Photo Courtesy of American Red Cross.)
Aimee Copeland's left leg has been amputated, and her parents say she will likely lose her fingers as well after the infection spread rapidly through her body. A blood drive to help her is planned for 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the University of West Georgia. (Photo Courtesy of American Red Cross.)
A blood drive is scheduled Tuesday afternoon at the University of West Georgia for a student fighting a flesh-eating bacteria that threatens her life.

Aimee Copeland's left leg has been amputated, and her parents say she will likely lose her fingers as well after the infection spread rapidly through her body.

The 24-year-old graduate student has been in critical condition at an Augusta hospital after the bacteria took hold in a cut she received while zip-lining over a river.

Gary Duke, Copeland's boss at the cafe where she works in Carrollton, said townspeople are doing all they can to help her.

The blood drive is planned for 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the school gym.