Winners announced for blood drive competition between Jacksonville organazations

By Ryne Turke on March 30 at 7:59am

A winner has been announced for the Central Illinois Community Blood Center’s friendly competition between the Jacksonville Rotary Club and Kiwanis Club for blood donations.

With a total of 101 donations, the Kiwanis Club takes top honors in the competition.  The Rotary Club finished with 36 donations.

Members of the community were asked to donate at their local blood drives to support the service club of their choice in this two month competition that ran from December to January. As an extra incentive, the winning agency is given the opportunity to throw a cream pie in the face of the President of the opposing side.

Blood donations typically decrease during the winter months due to busy schedules and inclement weather, so the challenge comes at a time when donations are typically needed most.

Central Illinois Community Blood Center is a not-for-profit organization and is the provider of life-saving blood for 14 hospitals throughout central Illinois including Passavant Area Hospital.