Peoria Chiefs and rival River Bandits ‘Out for Blood’ to help others

Chiefs and league rival from the Quad Cities participate in blood drive
Chiefs and league rival from the Quad Cities participate in blood drive(25 News/Heart of Illinois ABC)
Published: May. 21, 2022 at 5:16 AM CDT
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PEORIA (Heart of Illinois ABC) - A pair of Midwest League baseball rivals are “Out for Blood” even though this competition away from the diamond is a friendly contest.

The “Out for Blood” competition takes place through September 9 as the Peoria Chiefs and Quad Cities River Bandits promote blood donations at home games and on social media during the season.

Fans will receive a general admission ticket voucher when they donate blood at ImpactLife donor centers.

Donors are asked to use specific group codes for each team, That way, ImpactLife can determine whether Chiefs or River Bandits’ fans make more donations during the season.

The code for the Chiefs is 61039. The code for the River Bandits is 3038.

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The time between Memorial Day and into mid-June, ImpactLife projects it will be about 200 to 600 donations short of meeting its weekly collection goals.

“We know that if we can collect 3600 donations every week on a consistent basis, we’d be in great shape,” said Kirby Winn, who is ImpactLife’s public relations manager.

“We wouldn’t have to talk about blood shortages or low inventory for certain blood types,” Winn said.

Appointments to donate blood and other information can be found on ImpactLife’s “Out for Blood” webpage.

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