Annual “Battle” Among Police & Firefighters Set to Kick Off


(Delaware County, OH)  June 20, 2013—The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is pleased to partner with other law enforcement agencies and fire departments to donate blood during the annual Guns-N-Hoses blood drive.  This is the critical summer trauma season, when the demand for blood often exceeds supply.

Guns-N-Hoses will kick off locally on Friday, June 25, with the first collection site at Sunbury United Methodist Church, 1-7 p.m. Through the end of July a total of 10 blood drives will take place in Delaware County. Those who donate during this time frame can make their donation a vote for either police officers (Guns) or firefighters (Hoses). “While this is a fun contest among law enforcement officers and firefighters, it is the recipients of these blood donations who truly win,” says Delaware County Sheriff Russ Martin.

Sponsored by ABC 6/FOX 28, WLVQ-FM 96 and Clear Channel Outdoor Digital, the Guns-N-Hoses blood drive has been a friendly competition since 1996. “We see the need almost on a daily basis,” Sheriff Martin says. “Anything we can do in the community to help increase awareness about the need for blood as well as blood donations, we’re going to do our part.” Cancer, trauma and surgical patients, burn and shock victims and those with blood disorders depend on volunteer donors to thrive.

To schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit



Delaware County Blood Drives                                          To schedule, call 1-800-RED CROSS

June 25: Sunbury United Methodist Church, 1-7 pm

July 5: Genoa Township Hall, 9 am-7 pm

July 9: Liberty Township Community, 2-7 pm

July 10: City of Delaware, Mingo Park, 1-7 pm

July 12: Concord Community, 8 am-2 pm

July 16: Orange Township Hall, 1-7 pm

July 20: Delaware County District Library, 10 am-3 pm

July 23: Sunbury Town Hall, 1-7 pm

July 25: William St UMC, 12-6 pm

July 31: Westerville Community Center, 9 am-8 pm