Winter Weather Holds Back Blood Donors On Day 1 Of Guns ‘n Hoses Blood Drive

The 13th annual Tyler Wilcox Memorial “Guns n Hoses” Blood Drive moves from Fort Pierre to Pierre for the second day of the three day event. Abbie Keyes with United Blood Services says that as of five P-M Monday evening, first day numbers were down…

The blood drive pits the Fire Departments of Pierre and Fort Pierre against area law enforcement for bragging rights as those who donate blood can pick a side, red, or blue…

Keyes is hopeful the crummy winter weather that caused low turn-out Monday will be motivation to those wanting to donate blood…

One hundred eighteen people signed in on Day one and 102 units of blood was collected. the goal is 345 by the end of the day Wednesday.  The Hoses lead the Guns 59 to 41 as they enter day two, Tuesday at the Pierre Faith Lutheran Church from noon until six PM.