Pine Bluff Police Department Sgt. Joseph Dorman gives blood Thursday during the Guns ‘n’ Hoses blood drive by the Arkansas Blood Institute at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.
He is assisted by phlebotomist Jessica Smith. The blood drive was set up as a competition between the police department and fire department. Blood institute staff said the police department had a big lead by mid-afternoon. As for why he decided to participate, Dorman said, ‘We serve and protect and this is one way to serve and protect.’ Nearby, Terry Haney of Pine Bluff was giving blood. While not a member of the police or fire department, he was inspired to give blood anyway. ‘I think it’s a wonderful cause,’ he said. ‘It goes to people in need. I support our fire and police officers. We’ve got the best. Period.’ (Amy Widner/Pine Bluff Commercial)