Moose Jaw’s emergency services are taking part in a blood donation challenge next Tuesday at the Moose Jaw Exhibition Co. Golden Nugget Centre.
Canadian Blood Services Sirens for Life Challenge will be taking place to increase the awareness for the need for blood, and last year’s Moose Jaw drive in August received 216 donations.
“Aug. 7 is our official launch date, and Mayor Glenn Hagel and Moose Jaw’s emergency services will be taking part and discussing the importance of giving blood for those in need,” James Topinka of Canadian Blood Services told the Times-Herald.
Mayor Hagel, Moose Jaw Police Service, Fire Department, EMS and RCMP will be taking part in Moose Jaw’s clinic days on Aug. 7 and 27.
“It’s really important and emergency services see the need for blood every day and how much it helps save lives, and I invite the public to the launch event to show all Moose Javians are united in support,” Topinka said.
Canadian Blood Services says it takes 50 donations to help someone in a in a car accident, eight donations to help someone battling leukemia and five donations to save someone who needs cardiovascular surgery.
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