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Once again this year, the Bossier Sheriff's Office has teamed with LifeShare Blood Centers for the huge "Cuffs & Hoses" blood drive and they remind us all that donating blood is a sign to all that you've joined the fight.

According to Sheriff Julian Whittington,  “Giving blood is not just about rolling up your sleeve, it’s also about joining in the fight – a fight to help others with cancer, those in an accident, or someone in surgery.”

The "Cuffs & Hoses" blood drive will take place this Friday at the Bossier Sheriff's Viking Drive Substation, 2510 Viking Drive in Bossier City.

The drive will be held from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm in the rear auditorium of the substation; donors should park on the left side of the building and enter on the rear side doors.

While the Bossier Sheriff's Department challenges all law enforcement officers and firefighters to donate, they want to invite anyone else to make this life saving donation and each donor will be given a special promotional t-shirt.

“Blood drives are important opportunities for our deputies and residents to help others,” said Sheriff Whittington. He goes on to say, “I encourage all first responders and caring members of our community to join us on May 28 and ‘Be a Hero, for a Hero’.”

Donors should be 16 years or older, in good health, and meet height, weight and donor eligibility requirements. Be sure and have a good meal and increase fluids before you donate.

For more information about this blood drive and others, go to www.lifeshare.org, or contact Shreveport LifeShare Blood Center at (318) 673-1471.

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