Blood War VI: Kelowna vs. PG
Sep 5, 2013 / 12:27 pm
Kelowna and Prince George are once again squaring off in the Canadian Blood Services' 16th annual Interior Drive for Life.
The friendly competition pits the two communities against each other to see which city can collect the most blood donations and recruit the most new donors per capita.
The competition runs from now through October 31.
This is the sixth year Kelowna and Prince George have been pitted against each other.
PG wrestled the title away from Kelowna in 2012 and, overall, has captured the competition three of the five years.
The Kelowna blood donor clinic is seeking out 152 first-time donors and calling on area residents to make 1,856 blood donations while Prince George must collect 1,216 blood donations and acquire 107 new donors.
Collection targets are based on local clinic hours and days of operation during the campaign, which has been extended this year to eight weeks from six.
Click here to book a donation appointment or call 1-888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283).
The need for blood and blood products is constant.
It can take up to five donors a week to help someone with cancer.
This year, Canadian Blood Services must recruit 947 new donors in Kelowna – and 12,766 across BC – to help keep the blood system strong and sustainable.
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