August 11, 2014 8:26 am

Emergency responders take up ‘Sirens for Life’ blood-donor campaign

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TORONTO – Ontario’s emergency responders are encouraging the public to donate blood on behalf of your local heroes this summer.

The “Sirens for Life” campaign brings together police, medical and fire services in a friendly competition to donate the most units of blood over the course of the summer.

“With everyone on vacation or busy with family activities, it is even more of a challenge to maintain the blood system during the summer months,” said the Canadian Blood Services on its website.

The campaign is currently in place until Sept. 4.

Chief Bill Blair, Deputy Fire Chief Mike McCoy and Deputy Emergency Medical Services Chief Frank Hurlehey will introduce Sammy Sirbos, the daughter of a police officer, who received life-saving blood at a press conference Monday morning to talk about the initiative.

Global News

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