Ripley, Booneville mayors out for blood

RIPLEY – Are you ready for some friendly competition? Ripley’s Mayor Mike Harrison and Mayor Smith of Booneville have issued a challenge to their respective communities: Which community can have bragging rights for the most lives saved by donating blood? A blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. Thursday, May 28 at the Peoples Bank Conference Center in Ripley, and downtown at the Triangle, First and State Streets in Booneville. This blood drive will be the second year for this event. Last year over 60 donors gave with Booneville having the edge by only one donor. “We are hoping to see many familiar faces as well as people who have never thought about saving lives”, said Judy Roat, Recruitment Representative, United Blood Services. All donors will have the opportunity to win a travel voucher for a seven day Cruise. Blood donors must be 16 years of age with written parental permission and 16 – 22 year olds must meet height and weight requirements. Call United Blood Services for eligibility questions or to schedule an appointment at 842-8871 or log on to www.bloodhero.com. Use sponsor code: boonevillecityemployees for the Booneville drive and sponsor code peoplesbank for Ripley.

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