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Heroes Unite Campaign benefits Blood Bank

Monday, June 15, 2009

The community of Cherokee recently qualified for the Siouxland Blood Bank's Hero Unite Campaign. Pictured showing their support of the Siouxland Blood Bank are representatives of Cherokee Fire and Rescue and Cherokee Hy-Vee Store. Pictured above, left to right, Taylor Ward, Human Resource Manager at Hy-Vee, Cherokee Fire Chief Gary Chase, Cherokee Hy-Vee Store Manager Tim Haupert, and Hank Hayes of Cherokee Fire and Rescue. Photo by Mike Leckband
The Siouxland Community Blood Bank's 9th annual Heroes Unite donor recruitment campaign began on June 1.

Heroes Unite is a competition between Siouxland communities to see who can collect the most units of blood to reward their fire and rescue squads with a cash prize.

Two communities will each be named winners of a $1000 cash prize sponsored by Cargill, McClintock Insurance, Inc., and Prestige Collision Repair Center all of Sioux City. The cash prize will be used for needed safety equipment.

Heroes Unite runs from June 1 through July 31. One category is for communities that host blood drives one time during the campaign and the other is for the communities who host more than one blood drive during the campaign.

Donating in a blood drive held by a community will award the points towards that community unless otherwise specified at the time of donation.

To be eligible to donate blood towards a community, the donor must be 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent form found at HYPERLINK "http://www.siouxlandbloodbank.org/" \o "http://www.siouxlandbloodbank.org/" www.siouxlandbloodbank.org), in general good health and not have donated within the past 56 days. All donors must bring a photo ID to present at registration.

To locate a blood drive and make an appointment, go to HYPERLINK "http://www.siouxlandbloodbank.org/" \o "http://www.siouxlandbloodbank.org/" www.siouxlandbloodbank.org.

You can donate at the Cherokee Community Center on June 23 and July 28 from noon to 6 p.m. All units of blood collected at Cherokee businesses during June and July will go toward the Cherokee heroes unite campaign.

The Siouxland Community Blood Bank is a nonprofit organization that has been in operation since 1967 to serve the Siouxland area's blood needs. Currently, the Siouxland Community Blood Bank is the sole supplier of blood and related services to hospitals located in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. To learn more about the Siouxland Community Blood Bank, visit their website at http://www.siouxlandbloodbank.org

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