Kelowna Mayor Colin Basran and Canadian Blood Services Manager Gayle Voyer cut the cake at Thursday's Sirens for Life campaign launch.

Sirens for Life campaign launches in Kelowna

Blood donation campaign will include friendly competition between emergency services.

Canadian Blood Services is encouraging blood donors to support their local emergency personnel.

The Sirens for Life campaign will run from September 1st to October 31st, and every donor will mark themselves on a board as donating in support of police, fire, ambulance or search and rescue.

“We’re just doing a fun little tally in our clinic each and every week where you can say where your donation is going to,” explained Canadian Blood Services Territory Manager Gayle Voyer. “It’s just a fun, friendly little competition where the community can say thanks.  We also track our partners, which include many of the emergency personnel in our community, so we’ll track their donations throughout this program as well.”

Voyer added they are coming out of a busy summer where it was difficult to get donations due to the many holiday plans, but they are hoping that as schedules get back to normal they will see more people returning to donate blood.  The Kelowna Blood Donor Clinic is located at 103-1865 Dilworth Drive.