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Several SFO Plane Crash Victims Released From Local Hospitals

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— Many of the crash victims taken to Bay Area medical centers after Saturday’s Asiana Airlines crash continue to improve and several have been released from hospitals in the last 24 hours.

Of the 62 patients San Francisco General Hospital, treated since Saturday, 12 remained hospitalized at that facility Tuesday.

“We currently have five in critical condition, including one child. Their injuries include; spinal chord injury, traumatic brain injury, abdominal injuries, internal injuries, road rash and fractures,” said Rachael Kagan, a hospital spokeswoman.

Five of the 55 crash victims treated at Stanford Hospital were still there Tuesday, with one in critical condition.

The Stanford Blood Center had issued an urgent call for blood donations after the crash, but spokeswoman Dana Meyers said the community rose to the occasion.

“At this point, the hospitals that Stanford Blood Center supplies are not seeking more blood products for the plane crash survivors,” she said.

Meyers added that the Blood Center is always in need of donations on a regular basis.

One patient continues to be treated at St. Francis Hospital in San Francisco, one at St. Mary’s, also in San Francisco, and five at Mills-Peninsula Hospital in Burlingame.

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