Members of the Township of Langley Fire Department are stirring the embers of friendly rivalry by challenging Abbotsford emergency responders to a blood donor challenge. Langley residents can give the gift of life by donating at the Murrayville Fire Hall on Sunday

Blood donor clinic: firefighters’ friendly competition saves lives

Township of Langley firefighters normally save lives by putting out blazes, tending to people with medical emergencies and car crashes

Township of Langley firefighters normally save lives by putting out blazes, tending to people with medical emergencies, and helping with car crashes.

Later this month, they will save lives a little differently – by encouraging the public to give blood.

On Sunday, July 19, a blood donor clinic will be held at the Murrayville Fire Hall, 22170 – 50 Avenue, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to give, as their donations will help Canadian Blood Services save the lives of people who need heart surgery, have been hurt in car crashes, or are facing cancer treatment or leukemia.

Their donations will also fuel the fire of professional rivalry.

“We have agreed to a friendly competition between the Township of Langley Fire Department and the Abbotsford Fire and Police Departments to see who can collect the most donations,” said Township Lieutenant Brent Charters.

The drive has received a lot of support from other Township of Langley employees, and Charters said Team Township is determined to win for the good cause.

Abbotsford will hold its blood clinic later in the month.

“Don’t get me wrong, the emergency responders from Abbotsford are great people, but we really want to blow them out of the water on this,” Charters said.

To book an appointment to give blood at the Murrayville Fire Hall, visit Canadian Blood Services at blood.ca or call 1-888-2-DONATE.

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