They've seen the need for life-giving blood as a result of their jobs...and now they will be competing to give the gift of life over the next couple of months. The Chatham Fire Department and Chatham Police Department will be pitting against each other in a friendly competition this summer to see which group can encourage the most blood donations for the Central Illinois Community Blood Center. The challenge will run through July, at a time when donations are needed the most, due to a decrease of donations in the Summer. This is Chatham's first year to compete. The winning agency will have the opportunity to toss a pie in the face of the leader of the opposing agency.