The campaign, called “Holiday Heroes,” aims to honor the community’s everyday heroes through a friendly competition while also calling attention to the constant need for blood.
“Holiday Heroes invites active duty and retired service men and women from the military, police, fire, EMS and other agencies to gather as many friends and family as possible and have them donate blood in the name of their agency,” says Lora Cope, Mobile Drive Coordinator for the Community Blood Bank. “We’re excited by the increase in participation from the first year to the second, and we’re hoping for even more participants this year.” Last year, Tioga/ Wellsboro EMS / SSMH took 3rd place.
Donors have 3 opportunites to support their local First Responders and Military Personnel.
Port Allegany Fire Hall, Wednesday, December 28 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Westfield Community Room, Thursday, December 29 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Coudersport American Legion, Friday, December 30 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Walkins are always welcome, appointments are available at fourhearts.org or call/text 570.789.4026.
Donors receive a commemorative T-Shirt.
The competition runs Monday, Dec. 19 through Saturday, Jan. 7. Winners receive a first-place trophy and bragging rights!
Community Blood Bank partners with hospitals in Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York to provide blood for patients in need. If you are at least 17 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and are in good general health, you may be eligible to donate blood. To learn more or to find a blood drive near you, visit www.fourhearts.org or call 877-842-0631.