Battle of the Badges

January 16 to February 16, 2013*

The Battle of the Badges is an opportunity for all badge carrying personnel, including friends and family, to positively impact our community by competing in a friendly competition to see who can donate the most blood and ultimately save the most lives.

Why should you participate?

  • In the Pacific Northwest, the American Red Cross must distribute more than 250,000 units of blood each year to help patients in need.
  • Less than 3 percent of people in the American Red Cross Pacific Northwest Blood Services Region donates blood.
  • Help save lives in the community.
  • Incredible team building opportunity.
  • Cobrand with one of the most widely recognized non-profits in the world while promoting a positive image of your agency throughout the Pacific Northwest.
  • All participating agencies will be recognized

How can you participate?

  • Donate at any Red Cross blood drive between 1/16/13-2/16/13. When donating be sure to fill out a Battle of the Badges ballot which lets us know which agency you are donating on behalf of.
  • Search your area and schedule a donation appointment or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
  • Promote the the Battle of the Badges campaign at your agency by putting up posters, handing out ballots, and sending out emails.
  • Host your own drive. Agencies who feel like they have enough people interested can potentially schedule an onsite blood drive.
  • For more information about participating in the Battle of the Badges competition, please contact Tim Lippert at (503) 528-5574 or

Agencies currently participating in the 2013 Battle of the Badges:

  • Oregon State Penitentiary
  • North Plains Fire District
  • Vancouver Fire Department
  • Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
  • Clark County Fire District #10 Amboy
  • US Customs and Border Protection Portland
  • Stafford Creek Correction Center
  • Keizer Fire Department
  • Tualatin City Police Department
  • Tigard City Police Department
  • Lewis County Fire District #1
  • Medford Fire-Rescue
  • Oregon Department of State Police - Portland Forensic Lab
  • Lake Chinook Fire and Rescue
  • Clackamas County Sheriff Department
  • Klamath County Sheriff Office

Schedule an appointment at a Red Cross donor center, or please call 1-800-RED-CROSS.