The Vermillion Law Enforcement and Fire Department will be competing to see who can recruit the most blood donors for the community's blood supply in the first annual "Heroes Behind the Badges" community blood drive.
The "friendly competition" between the departments will be held at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital on Friday, Jan. 26 from 1-6 p.m. Community Blood Bank's bloodmobile will be there taking the donations. All the blood donations collected will help make a difference in the local blood supply and help save local lives. The public is encouraged to come in to donate and designate their donation to the department of their choice. All donors will receive a blood donor wristband. The department credited with the most blood donations will receive a trophy and bragging rights for a year.
January is National Blood Donor month. Donating blood takes 20 to 30 minutes and makes a life saving difference in up to three patients' lives. This blood drive will help boost the local blood supply. Give blood, give life.
Donors must be 17 years of age or older, weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health the day of the blood drive. Community Blood Bank is the sole provider of blood to Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital. For more information or to make an appointment please call 624-2611. Walk-ups are welcome. www.cbblifeblood.org.