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Police team leading the Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive so far

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After the second day of the 8th Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive, the law enforcement team is in the lead with 179 donors. Fire Fighters have recruited a total of 156 donors.

There are two more days left in the competition. People can donate at Central High School on Thursday, June 27, from 10am to 6pm. The last day of the drive is Friday, June 28, from 7:30am to 3:30pm.

For an appointment or questions on eligibility call United Blood Services at 605-858-9384 or
go online to http://www.bloodhero.com and enter gunsnhosespolice or gunsnhosesfire.

(Wednesday update)

After the first day of the 8th Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive the police officers are so far leading. The law enforcement team has recruited 111 donors and the fire fighters have recruited a total of 81 donors.

Law enforcement is in the lead by 30 donors and there are three more days left of the competition.

The blood drive is at Central High School on Wednesday and Thursday, June 26 and 27, from 10am to 6pm. The last day of the drive is Friday, June 28, from 7:30am-3:30pm.

For an appointment or questions on eligibility call United Blood Services at 605-858-9384 or
go online to http://www.bloodhero.com and enter gunsnhosespolice or gunsnhosesfire.

(Original story)

On Tuesday, a competition between the Rapid City Fire and Police Departments kicked off. It's the 8th Annual Guns n' Hoses Blood Drive where United Blood Services partners up with police officers and fire fighters.

The team who recruits the most blood donors during the four days will receive a trophy. Organizers and blood donors say it's important for everyone to donate blood.

"When people come out and volunteer to donate. They are saving lives. So first and foremost that is why it's important because there are patients that are depending on people to come out and volunteer to donate, secondly this type of even though is fun," said Angelina Pillet, of United Blood Services.

"I think it's a friendly competition and a wonderful way to donate blood, which is very much needed," said Pastor Dave Lindenberg, Rapid City Police Department Chaplain.

Last year more than 800 pints of blood were collected, and the fire fighters took the prize. The blood drive will go through Friday, June 28th, and the winner will be announced later that day.

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