Heroes Blood Drive Event Planned to Help with Summer Shortages
Canton Fire Department, Police Department and Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office will compete to see who can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply in the “Heroes Behind the Badges” community blood drive. All who donate will receive a free commemorative All American Blood Donor t-shirt.
The friendly competition between the departments will support the summer blood supply for Sanford Canton Inwood Medical Center. The blood drive will be held on Monday, July 29 from 1:00 pm to 6:30 pm at the Canton Sunshine Foods. The public is encouraged to come in, donate blood 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.
Community Blood Bank supplies over 550 units of blood each week to people in the region. Among those who benefit from donated blood are trauma and burn victims, cancer patients and persons undergoing surgery. Donating blood is a simple way to save patients’ lives in the community. Without volunteer blood donors donating blood throughout the summer, it becomes increasingly difficult to maintain an adequate supply of blood for community hospitals.