layton, MN-Murray County Law Enforcement, EMS and Murray County Fire Department will be competing to see who can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply in the 11th annual “Heroes Behind the Badges” community blood drive. All who donate will receive a free Subway lunch and an All American Blood Donor t-shirt. All blood types are in urgent need coming off of the July 4th holiday!
“The first few weeks of summer have been difficult keeping up with demands. We have been on the edge of a critical needs appeal and are in need of all blood types to keep up the supply,” states Rita Nelson, Donor Consultant, Community Blood Bank. “As more people travel on the road and water ways throughout the summer, unexpected situations that require blood transfusions occur more frequently. Maintaining healthy blood supply levels ensures quick response to those needs within the community and allows for seasonal upswings in blood usage.”
The “friendly competition” between the departments will be held at Murray County Medical Center on Wednesday, July 5 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The public is encouraged to come in to donate and designate their donation to the department of their choice. The department credited with the most blood donations will receive a trophy and bragging rights for a year.
Donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org), weigh 110 lbs. or more and be in good general health the day of the blood drive. Community Blood Bank is proud to be the sole provider of blood to Murray County Medical Center for over 10 years. For more information or to make an appointment please call 836-1286. Walk-ins are welcome.
Community Blood Bank is a self-sufficient blood bank cooperative of Sanford and Avera McKennan Hospital and is not associated with any other blood bank organization.