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Honoring First Responders During National Safety Month

Did you know that when emergencies happen, it’s the blood on our shelves that makes the lifesaving difference in the initial hours and days? Regular blood donors are critical members of the first responder team – making sure that local hospital patients can get the blood they need, when they need it.

Take Brad Hunter, a 29-year veteran of the Oceanside Police Department, who was intentionally hit by a driver while he was conducting a traffic stop one year ago today. He was seriously injured and flown to Scripps Memorial Hospital by an air ambulance, where he underwent emergency surgery for a shattered lower leg. After his accident, members of the Oceanside community and beyond came together to host a large-scale blood drive in Brad’s name, collecting nearly 200 pints.

In honor of all the first responders who put their lives on the line every day and in celebration of June as National Safety Month, the Oceanside Police Officer’s Association is hosting the Code 3 Blood Drive and Safety Fair on June 29, 2018. Our community is invited to bring friends and family of all ages to enjoy a fun day with safety booths and activities hosted by community partners, food and drinks, and the opportunity to make a lifesaving blood donation.

Make your appointment.

Code 3 First Responders Drive, Sponsored by Oceanside Police Officers Association
Friday, June 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Kohl’s Parking Lot, 3410 Marron Road, Oceanside, CA 92054

If you’re not able to make it to the Oceanside drive, please donate in honor of first responders at a center or drive near you this month and mention “Code 3.”

Find a drive or center near you.