Salute To Heroes Blood Drive Challenge Kicks Off Monday

4:57 PM, Mar 2, 2013   |    comments
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Greenboro, NC - Local first responders are on a one week campaign to help save lives through blood donations.

Officers, EMS technicians and firefighters are battling it out, trying to recruit as many donors as possible for the one week period.

It's a friendly competition but has the potential to save countless lives. Not only that, one agency will get bragging rights!

The group has teamed up with the American Red Cross to save lives through blood donations.

"The Salute to Heroes blood drive is a friendly competition to encourage community members to join local heroes and perform a heroic duty of their own. All presenting donors at the blood drive will get to cast their vote to help decide the winner of this year's competition," the group said in a release.

Competitors include:

Greensboro Fire Department
High Point Fire Department
Greensboro Police Department
High Point Police Department
Guilford County Fire Department
NC A&T Police Department
Guilford County Sheriff's Office
UNC Greensboro Police Department
Guilford County EMS
Guilford Metro 911 Center
Piedmont Triad Ambulance & Rescue

Members of the Greensboro Police Department, Guilford County Emergency Services and Pinecroft-Sedgefield Fire Department joined Faith Abubey on the Weekend Good Morning Show to talk about the week-long event.

To watch, click the video above.

"EMS, fire and law enforcement know first-hand how important it is to have blood readily available during emergencies," said Delisa English, CEO of the Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. "This is their chance to join forces and partner with the Red Cross to encourage the community to take on the civic responsibility of blood donation."


Donors are encouraged to stop by the Nussbaum Blood Donation Center at 1501 Yanceyville Street in Greensboro.

You can schedule your appointment anytime online on the American Red Cross website.

Mon., March 4: 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Tues., March 5: 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Wed., March 6: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Thurs., March 7: 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Fri., March 8: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Sat., March 9: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Blood donors have a chance to win a $1,000 gift card to a home improvement store.

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