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Police win friendly blood drive contest
by For the Daily Corinthian
Aug 03, 2013 | 1 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The results of the Battle of the Badges contest are in and the Corinth Police Department wins again in the effort to donate muchly need blood at United Blood Services.

And for each blood donation received, it equals up to three lives saved.

“This year’s Battle of the Badges was a success. We want to thank everyone who came out to show their support for their local heroes by donating blood," said Toni Gough, United Blood Services representative.

The police department won again for a third year in a row this year with 31 donations. The Corinth Fire Department came in very close with 23 donations, noted Gough.

“Thanks to Arby’s, Domino’s, Jimmy John’s and Papa John’s for the food and Coca-Cola of Corinth for the drinks," noted Gough. "Thanks to Scooter for wearing our mascot 'Ubie'! Thank you to Crossroads Chevrolet, Buick & GMC for sponsoring the promotions. Thank you to Megan Burns for coordinating the blood drive and doing a fantastic job."

"The turnout of support from the community for this drive was so great, that unfortunately, there was a wait time to donate. We want to apologize for this inconvenience," noted Gough. "Next year, help us by remembering to make an appointment online at www.bloodhero.com before the drive so we can know how many people to expect."

"If you cannot commit to a specific time, at least sign up saying that you would be willing to donate so we can know how many to expect and we can plan accordingly. Thank you for being patient with us, because every donation that came from this drive could save up to three lives," noted Gough.

Not only will making appointment save time, but completing the Health History Questionnaire online will too, noted Gough.

"For years, our loyal blood donors have requested a quicker interview process. Here it is. All you need is access to a computer and a printer. On the day of your donation, follow this link https://edhq.unitedbloodservices.org to complete the health history questionnaire on our website," noted the spokesperson.

The health history must be completed the same day as the donation, said Gough. "It cannot be completed a day or two ahead of time. Once you’re done, print the Fast Track Donation Ticket and bring it with you to your donation. It’s that simple."
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