Answering the call to save lives: Emergency service workers rally together for Sirens for Life

 MEDIA ADVISORY:

Answering the call to save lives

Emergency service workers rally together for Sirens for Life

WHAT:  Emergency service workers in Peterborough are answering the call to help save more lives as part of the August Sirens for Life campaign, and Canadian Blood Services is asking local residents to also lend their arm by donating blood in support of their local emergency services teams.

Emergency service workers often see the need for blood firsthand.  Just one person who is seriously injured in a car crash could need as many as 50 blood donations to help save their life.  In Peterborough, our goal for this year’s Siren’s campaign is 625 units of blood. In addition, we have a goal to recruit 50 new donors for this campaign.

WHO:              Mayor Diane Therrien, Peterborough County/City Paramedics, Peterborough Police Service

WHEN:           Friday August 2, 2019

WHERE:        Del Crary Park – across the road Peterborough Donor Centre

 Group donations from each department 8:00 am -12:00 pm – 55 George Str., North

VISUALS:       9:30 am – Photo

Del Crary Park will serve as the location for the Emergency vehicles and Representatives from the departments for a team picture to kick off the 2019 August Campaign.

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Emergency service workers group donations at the Peterborough Blood Donor Centre, 55 George Street North.

About Canadian Blood Services

Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit charitable organization. Regulated by Health Canada as a biologics manufacturer and primarily funded by the provincial and territorial ministries of health, Canadian Blood Services operates with a national scope, infrastructure and governance that make it unique within Canadian healthcare. In the domain of blood, plasma and stem cells, we provide services for patients on behalf of all provincial and territorial governments except Quebec. The national transplant registry for interprovincial organ sharing and related programs reaches into all provinces and territories, as a biological lifeline for Canadians.