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Indio "Four-Peats" as Nine Cities Blood Drive Champion

For the fourth consecutive year, the City of Indio took first place in this year's Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge by collecting 145 units of blood. In total, the Coachella Valley-wide effort produced a new record of 904 units to replenish the supplies of local and regional hospitals. Mayor Pro Tem Troy Strange accepted the award on behalf of the city from Kevin Moore, LifeStream's Vice President at the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (CVEP) Board Meeting on September 19, 2018. Formed by CVEP, the Nine Cities Blood Drive Challenge brings attention to the drop-¬≠off in blood donations during the summer months and is a friendly competition among the nine Coachella Valley cities. Thank you to all who participated to save lives! For more information and to donate blood, go to