SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The family of one of two men badly injured in a pipeline explosion and fire on Barksdale Air Force Base Tuesday is pleading for blood donations.

According to LifeShare, the dozens of family members and friends of Adam Purland showed up Tuesday afternoon to give blood and they have asked LifeShare to get out the word to the public that more donations are needed.

LifeShare says the family has set up a replenishment drive for people in the community to donate on Adam’s behalf. Donors can go to any LifeShare blood drive across the ArkLaTex to participate. Be sure to let the staff know you’re donating on behalf of Adam Purland. Appointments can be made at

LifeShare says hundreds have turned out to donate blood for the two men critically injured in Tuesday’s pipeline explosion on Barksdale Air Force Base. (Photo: KTAL/KMSS Staff)

LifeShare on Wednesday said the call for the public to roll up their sleeves has since expanded to include donating in the name of Clay Moock, the other Energy Transfer contract employee critically injured in the blast.

Purland and Mook are in the burn unit at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, where a hospital spokesperson confirms both men are in critical condition.

Barksdale officials say the explosion happened at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday in the East Reservation area of the base and caused a “small fire” that affected about a half-acre of land, with no further damage to installation property.