Clayton Bruton

Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is hosting a blood drive in El Campo to honor Clayton Bruton, an agricultural pilot who needed dozens of blood transfusions after his plane crashed last year.

Clayton Bruton was spraying a customer’s cotton field when engine failure caused his plane to come crashing down in May 2017.

He was taken by air ambulance to Houston’s Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Bruton, a fourth-generation pilot and third-generation agriculture pilot, whose family owns a crop-dusting business in El Campo, has since overcome 19 surgeries and 80 blood transfusions.

He is on the road to full recovery, according to a news release Tuesday.

A community blood drive is scheduled in Bruton’s honor from 1 to 7 p.m. July 23 at El Campo Fire Department Training Field Room, 1076 N. Wharton St., in El Campo.

The Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center is the primary supplier of blood components to more than 170 hospitals and health care facilities in a 26-county region.

Commit for Life is a partnership between the community and The Blood Center focused on saving lives today and in the future.

“As a part of this partnership, we have the opportunity to meet recipients like Clayton Bruton and offer a meaningful way for their friends and families to express support in their time of need by donating blood and hosting blood drives,” said Mike Norman, Commit for Life program supervisor.

To schedule an appointment, visit giveblood.org, log in to Digital Donor and enter sponsor code CB01 or contact Jessica Lauritsen at 979-257-4852.

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