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Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and Sioux Falls Police Departments will compete to see which department can recruit the most blood donors for the community’s blood supply during the 25th Annual “Heroes Behind the Badges”

The blood drive event kick – off on Monday, December 28 and run through Friday, January 8. The public is encouraged to designate their blood donation in honor of the department of their choice. All who donate will receive a t-shirt designed by the department of their choice, a certificate for a free Texas Roadhouse appetizer and a certificate for a free breakfast burrito from Taco John’s (while supplies last).  

“Currently, Community Blood Bank is teetering on the brink where supply and demand is almost the same; we are maintaining about a two days’ blood supply for the community. Community Blood Bank is tirelessly working to meet the needs of our hospitals, including Avera McKennan, Sanford Medical Center, Sanford Children’s, Avera Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls V.A. Medical Center, Sanford Heart Hospital, Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital and 30 other local hospitals, to ensure blood is available in the treatment of cancer patients, traumas, surgeries and to treat COVID patients with convalescent plasma,” states Ken Versteeg, Executive Director, Community Blood Bank. “We foresee difficulties in maintaining a sold blood supply for our community in the next 3 to 6 months, as we battle critical blood shortages locally. There is no outside assistance available from other blood banks, as we are all experiencing the same tragic shortages. If community members are looking for a way to offering support during the pandemic, consider giving someone life by scheduling a time to give blood with Community Blood Bank, the only local blood provider and support your local Heroes in the process.” 

Monday, December 28 Donate blood at the The Original Pancake House – Sioux Falls (W. 41st St. & Kiwanis Ave.) between 7 to 10am & 11:30am to 3pm, receive a short stack of pancakes and an event t-shirt. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: 

https://www.signupgenius.com/…/OriginalPancakeHouseBloo…

Monday, December 28 Donate blood at Camille’s Sidewalk Café (41st St. & Grange Ave) between 9am to 12:30pm & 2 to 4pm, receive a free meal from Camille’s Sidewalk Café and an event t-shirt. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOITMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/CamillesSidewalkCafeHero…

Tuesdsay, December 29 Donate blood at Hy-Vee (3020 E. 10th St.) between 9am to 1pm & 2:30 to 5pm receive a free Hy-Vee breakfast and an event t-shirt. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT https://www.signupgenius.com/go/HyVeeEast10thSt

Wednesday, December 30 Donate blood at Scheels (41st St. & Western Ave) between 9am to 1pm & 2:30 to 5pm receive a free Ferris wheel ride and an event t-shirt. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT https://www.signupgenius.com/go/ScheelsHeroesBloodDrive

Thursday, December 31 Donate blood at Firehouse Subs Greenway Mall (3504 W. 41st St.) between 11am to 3pm or Firehouse Subs Foss Crossing (5200 Arrowhead Pkwy) between 11am to 3pm, receive an event t-shirt and a free Fire House Sub. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/FirehouseSubs41stStreet

OR

https://www.signupgenius.com/…/FirehouseSubs5200ArrowHe…

Saturday, January 2 Donate blood at Remedy Brewing Company (401 E. 8th St. #120) between 11am to 4pm, receive an event t -shirt and a pint of your favorite brew. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/RemedyBrewingHeroesBlood…

Monday, January 4 Donate blood at JJ’s Wine, Spirits & Cigars (3000 W. 57th St.) between 9am to 5pm, receive an event t-shirt and a pint of your favorite brew. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/JJsHeroesBloodDrive

Wednesday, January 6 Donate blood at Midwest Communications KTWB, KRRO, KELO FM, Kelo Newsroom, KELO Radio (500 S. Phillips Ave) between 6am to 10am, receive an event t-shirt.

CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT https://www.signupgenius.com/…/MidwestCommunicationsHer…

Wednesday, January 6 Donate blood at Washington Pavilion (301 S. Main Ave) between 12pm & 4pm, receive an event t-shirt. CLICK THE LINK TO SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT https://www.signupgenius.com/…/WashingtonPavilionHeroes…

Friday, January 8 Donate blood at the Sioux Falls Police Department (320 W. 4th St.) from 8am to 11am & 12:30pm to 4pm. Click the link to schedule your donation: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/SiouxFallsPoliceDeptHero…

Friday, January 8 Donate blood at Sioux Falls Fire Rescue (2820 S. Minnesota Ave.) from 8am to 11am & 12:30pm to 4pm. Click the link to schedule your donation: https://www.signupgenius.com/…/SiouxFallsFireDeptHeroes…Avera

McKennan Hospital & University Health Center Donor Room (Avera McKennan Plaza 2, 1301 S. Cliff Ave., 4TH floor, donor parking by valet area) Sioux Falls, SD: Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PLEASE CALL 605-322-7111 OR CLICK ON THE LINK TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: http://cbblifeblood.org/donate/donation-locations/Sanford USD Medical Center and Hospital

Donor Room (1305 W. 18th St. / Main Hospital Locken Lobby, Donors are to use valet parking), Sioux Falls, SD: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. PLEASE CALL 605-333-6444 OR CLICK ON THE LINK TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT: http://cbblifeblood.org/donate/donation-locations/

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with a signed parent consent form found at www.cbblifeblood.org) weigh 110 pounds or more and be in good general health. Donors exhibiting cold or flu symptoms are unable to donate. A valid identification is required at the time of registration. It is recommended that a person eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. With policies associated in addressing COVID-19, only donors with appointments will be accepted. To schedule your appointment donors can log onto www.cbblifeblood.org