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Daily News Editorial

By Staff | Jul 8, 2010

It will be the battle of the year to see which safety force can produce the most blood donors.

The two forces are the City of Estherville Fire Department and the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department. Both sides have entered the “Heroes Behind the Badges” competition in a friendly manner to recruit as many blood donors in order to have a steady flow for the local blood supply. This marks the fourth annual blood drive battle among those who wear badges. It comes at a time when blood supply is at its lowest point. It is important to know that all blood types are needed at the present time.

Avera Holy Family Health is the place to be on Monday, July 12 where the Community Blood Bank’s bloodmobile will be parked. Donor hours are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. The public is being asked to support this cause by donating the gift of life. At the time of registration each donor will select which “hero” will get the credit.

As a special incentive every donor will be given a commemorative T-shirt. More importantly, donors should find the very idea of sustaining life through this donation very satisfying.

And of course, as always, to the victor goes the spoils the department receiving the most blood donations will be given a trophy and the privilege of bragging and boasting for 12 months.

If you have a block of time on Monday, consider doing something for the good of your community. You just never know who will benefit from your precious gift.