The LifeShare Blood Centers are hoping to raise money and provide trauma kits for law enforcement with their annual "United We Give, United We Live" blood drive. The blood drive will be held September 10 and 11 at several locations in the local area.

The center will donate $1.00 for every blood donation to Blue Forever to buy belt trauma kits for local first responders.

According to a press release:

LifeShare Blood Centers’ goal is to raise $1,500 and provide at least 25 kits within the communities it serves. Recipients of the kits will be local police and sheriff departments or state troopers local to participating blood drives and donation centers.

“The United We Give, United We Live blood drive is held in conjunction with 9/11 reminding us of our strength and resilience as a community united. Following the tragic deaths of law enforcement officers throughout our service area, we decided to dedicate this year’s drive to law enforcement and give blood donors a way to make a difference by helping provide lifesaving belt trauma kits at the same time they are making a lifesaving blood donation,” says Tina Hooper, spokesperson for LifeShare Blood Centers.

For a list of locations and blood drives visit or call 800-256-4483.