Waterloo Regional Police to Take Part in Sirens for Life Campaign

Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police are proud to partner with Canadian Blood Services and local emergency service workers for this year’s Sirens for Life campaign.

The Sirens for Life campaign encourages local emergency service workers and residents to lend their arm and donate blood in support of their local emergency service team.

Emergency service workers often see the urgent need for blood first-hand. In fact, just one person injured in a vehicle collision could need up to 50 blood donations to save their life.

“Right now the need for blood is critical,” said Tara Gutscher, Territory Manager for Canadian Blood Services. “We really appreciate that all emergency services across Waterloo Region are stepping up to make a difference in the lives of local patients. Most of the blood collected at this clinic will be used within five days, helping a family member, neighbour or friend.”

The goal for this year’s Sirens for Life campaign in Waterloo Region is to collect 150 units of blood. As well, organizers hope to recruit 30 new donors.

“When you make the decision to give blood, you are making the decision to save someone’s life,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “Giving blood is one of the most compassionate acts you can do and it’s essential that we come together as a community to ensure an adequate supply of blood donations exist in our clinics for when they are needed.”

The event will take place Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Police Headquarters, located at 200 Maple Grove Road in Cambridge. Emergency Service Leaders of Waterloo Region will be on hand to donate blood and speak to media.

Canadian Blood Services manages the national supply of blood, blood products and stem cells, and related services for all the provinces and territories (excluding Quebec).

Media Inquiries:
Cherri Greeno, Media Relations Coordinator
Waterloo Regional Police Service
Cherri.Greeno@wrps.on.ca
(519) 650-8500 ext. 8773

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