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South Bend Medical Foundation holds a Fallen Officer blood drive

NOW: South Bend Medical Foundation holds a Fallen Officer blood drive

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – South Bend Medical Foundation held their 13th annual Indiana Fallen Officer blood drive today at the Mishawaka Police Department.

The purpose of the drive was to honor fallen officers.

“Today’s times it’s not just our fallen officers that we consider heroes, “ Lt. Tim Williams of the Mishawaka Police Department said. “You have nurses, doctors, even a family member you call a hero whether they serve our county or if they’re a veteran. Bottom line is if you feel that you want to donate blood in their name.”

Officials say there is a higher than normal need for blood right now as the weather gets warmer and surgeries begin to ramp up again.

“The warmer weather is coming,” Erin Noonan, blood donor recruitment specialist, said, “people are going to be out and about more, people are ready to be out in the community again, blood is going to be needed and like I said it’s going to be needed for many different reasons and so it’s important to keep the blood supply up for the community.”

The South Bend Medical Foundation will host another Fallen Officer’s blood drive on June 16th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. with the South Bend Police Department.

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