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First responders sound out the “Sirens for Life” blood drive

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Responders from Halifax Regional Fire and Emergency, Halifax District RCMP, EHS and Halifax Regional Police, took part in kicking off an annual blood drive today in Halifax.

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During the summer months, blood collection drop.  Travel away, or returning from countries that may put a delay in safe donation (high risk areas for malaria, for example) leads to shortages while the need for blood remains high.

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As a result, first responders take up a wide spread program to donate and bring awareness to the shortage.   They know the need for life saving blood donations.

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Here are some photos from the kickoff, and you may recognize a few of the participants.

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