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(L to R) Mena Assistant Police Chief Ed Gibson, Mena Police Chief Jimmy Doster, Mena Assistant Fire Chief Steve Egger, and ABI Blood Program Consultant Greg Womack. Womack presented the plaque to Mena Fire Department for having more donors than the Police Department in this friendly competition.

Local Departments Exceed Expectations at Local Blood Drive

[MENA] The Mena Fire Department, Mena Police Department, and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department recently held their annual Guns N Hoses Blood drive at St. Agnes Catholic Church. Arkansas Blood Institute Consultant Greg Womack reported that the drive brought in a new record. A total of 79 area residents came to the drive and 63 of those were able to donate, beating last year’s total by 3.

A plaque was given to the Mena Fire Department for having the most donors. Each year, the plaque will rotate either the Fire Department or Police force, depending on the winner.

Womack extended appreciation to the area departments for their dedication to help local hospitals and patients receive the blood needed. For more information about this and other local blood drives, you can contact Womack at 479-652-2362.

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