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  Emergency Personnel Compete in Sirens for Life

Jul 04, 2011 12:49 ET

DRPS officers gave a bit of themselves at the recent launch of Sirens for Life, an annual campaign in partnership with Canadian Blood Services, Durham EMS and local fire services.

The campaign began July 1 and challenges emergency personnel and their families to donate the most blood until September 5. Since the demand for blood is high during the summer months, the newly instated Permanent Blood Clinic in Oshawa hopes to make significant strides towards its 8,000 yearly collections goal through the Sirens for Life campaign.

Joining them at the launch was Jake, a 14-year-old suffering from Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP), a rare blood disorder. He wanted to thank all emergency services in the challenge for donating blood which helps thousands of Canadians just like him.

For more information on clinic locations or donor eligibility information, please call 1-800-2-DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit the Canadian Blood Services website. The address and contact information for the Permanent Blood Clinic in Oshawa is featured below.

Permanent Blood Clinic

1300 Harmony Road North,
Oshawa, Ontario
L1K 2T8

Hours of operation
Tuesday & Thursday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Below are attached files.
blood thumb (JPG file, 40.6K bytes)
Emergency responders at the Sirens for Life launch (JPG file, 333.7K bytes)
Sgt. Glenn Courneyea gives blood alongside other Sirens for Life participants (JPG file, 330.2K bytes)