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Battle of the Badges: Blood donation opportunities

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The 7th Annual "Battle of the Badges" blood donation campaign runs September 3 – 13.

"Battle of the Badges" is a competition among local emergency responders to determine which group can bring in the most blood donations, both from within their ranks, and from others in the community.

Blood donors can present to donate and cast their vote for their favorite first responder organization.

The department which earns the most votes will be honored by the American Red Cross and WJHL-TV News Channel 11.

Battle of the Badges blood donation opportunities:

 

Monday, September 9

Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak Street, Elizabethton, 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

American Red Cross, 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Tuesday, September 10

Mountain City Community, 203 Vandilla Street, Mountain City, 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm

American Red Cross, 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

 

Wednesday, September 11

American Red Cross, 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Friday, September 13

Erwin Community at First Christian Church, 307 South Main Avenue, Erwin, 12:00 pm to 5:30 pm

Ferguson Enterprises, 100 Quality Circle, Johnson City, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate on behalf of your local first responder, police or fire department, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

"There are often serious shortages of blood this time of year," said Gwen Hunter, American Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative for East Tennessee. "Our noble firefighters, police officers and first responders are joining with us this year to help ensure that no patient in need ever goes without lifesaving blood. This is a fun competition and people in need of blood are all winners."

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days. Most healthy people age 17 and older, or 16 with parental consent, who weigh at least 110 pounds, are eligible to donate blood. Donors who are 18 and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate on behalf of your local first responder, police or fire department, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

 

The above information was provided by the American Red Cross.

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