SIOUX FALLS, SD (KELO-AM) On December 26, 2013, Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and the Sioux Falls Police Department will kick off their 18th annual blood drive competition. The friendly competition will run until January 4. The public is encouraged to come into either Sanford Medical Center (333-6444) or Avera McKennan Hospital (322-7111) donor rooms and designate their blood donation to the department of their choice. Donors can choose a specially designed “Police” or “Fire” T-shirt for donating blood and a $5 certificate, compliments of Texas Roadhouse. The public can also donate at various blood drives hosted by both departments.
The department with the most donations will contribute $350 to the charity of their choice; second place will donate $150. Both donations are compliments of Citibank.
“Each year this event has helped hundreds of patients in our community at a time when blood is needed the most,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank.
So please help your Sioux Falls Police and Fire Departments help the community by donating blood this season.
For more information and a complete blood drive schedule for Heroes Behind the Badges, log onto www.cbblifeblood.org or call 605-331-3222.