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The North Dakota Petroleum Council is working with United Blood Services to hold a Battle of the Bakken Blood Drive in western North Dakota.
Oil companies will compete for $1,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice. Companies can recruit friends, family and members of the public to donate blood on a company’s behalf.
The drive, expected to become an annual event, began Monday in Belfield and will have scheduled stops in several western North Dakota cities through March 1.
“We are excited to partner with the North Dakota Petroleum Council to ultimately save lives through this blood drive effort and encourage those who have never tried donating blood, to say ‘Yes’ this month,” said Travis Dressler, spokesman for United Blood Services.
A list of registered participating companies and more information is available athttps://energyofnorthdakota.com/events/BakkenBloodDrive/.