Hamilton Emergency Medical Services (HEMS), along with other local first responder groups, is helping to save lives in a new way this summer by hosting local blood drives.
HEMS is participating in the Hometown Heroes Summer Competition, a battle to get the most donors. The top group will receive a $500 grant to go toward a first responder’s education or new equipment.
The blood drives will be held on July 5 in Dalton, July 10 in Chatsworth, and July 24 in Ringgold. HEMS representatives will be at each event to provide free blood pressure checks.
Hometown Heroes Summer Competition – Blood Drives
- Thursday, July 5 – Mack Gaston Community Center – 218 N Fredrick Drive, Dalton, Ga.
- Tuesday, July 10- Hamilton Physician Group – Murray Campus 800 GI Maddox Parkway, Chatsworth, Ga.
- Tuesday, July 24 – Hamilton Physician Group – Catoosa Campus 45 College Park Drive, Ringgold, Ga.
“This is a great way to support your local heroes and save lives!” said Scott Radeker, HEMS director.
Those who donate during this drive will receive their choice of a T-shirt or a beach towel. Participants will also be entered to win a YETI cooler.
Please drink plenty of fluids (avoiding caffeine) and eat a meal rich in iron prior to donating.