DRPS officers were “pumped” to donate blood at the official launch of Sirens for Life, which took place on July 8 at the Harmony Rd. clinic in Oshawa.
The annual Sirens for Life summer challenge calls fire, police and EMS personnel and their families out for a friendly competition against each other to see who can bring in the most blood donations. The competition runs over the summer from July 1 until August 31, when the demand for blood across the country is high.
The goal of the Canadian Blood Services is to collect 1,200 units of blood and 100 buccal swabs for the OneMatch Stem Cell and Marrow Network through the Sirens for Life campaign.
“Sirens for Life is one of our most successful campaigns,” said Janine Smith, Community Development Co-ordinator for Canadian Blood Services. “We want to support our police, fire and EMS and Sirens for Life is a good way to give back to them while saving lives at the same time.”
For more information on clinic locations, donor eligibility information or to join the Sirens for Life challenge, please call 1-888-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit the Canadian Blood Services website.
Sirens for Life (JPG file, 40.5K bytes)
Emergency workers participating in Sirens for Life launch (JPG file, 182.7K bytes)
Sgt. Luciuk steps up to the challenge (JPG file, 132.5K bytes)