Officer Bryan Durman Memorial Drive Sept. 13, 2010

Police, Fire, Community Honored Officer by Donating Blood

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington’s police, fire and community came together to support the Brian Durman Memorial Blood Drive, Sept. 7-9.

More than 300 people registered to donate at Kentucky Blood Center’s Beaumont and Andover donor centers Tuesday through Thursday. One hundred and 30 members of the Lexington Division of Police and the Lexington Fire Department also gave. In all, 435 people participated in the drive in Officer Durman’s memory.

This blood drive also helped to build up the blood supply in preparation of the World Equestrian Games. Area hospitals have asked Kentucky Blood Center to have an additional 500 units of blood available during WEG.

In the past, Lexington Police and Fire have challenged each other to compete in a blood drive. This year Police and Fire joined forces in memory of their fallen comrade.

About Kentucky Blood Center

Kentucky Blood Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties. KBC relies on volunteers to collect 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.