Red Cross to host Fulton Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
Four area departments participating June 28
FULTON, Mo. (June 7, 2013) – The American Red Cross is partnering with four Fulton-area emergency response departments for the Fulton Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on June 28. Taking part in the friendly competition will be the Fulton Fire Department, Fulton Police Department, Callaway County Sheriff’s Department and Fulton Police Dispatch.
Presenting donors at the Fulton Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will have the opportunity to vote for the Fulton Fire Department or the local fraternal order of police, which covers the participating law enforcement agencies. The side with the most votes will receive a travelling trophy. Presenting donors will receive free barbecue food items, a free T-shirt and a chance to tour emergency response vehicles. Other visitors to the blood drive can purchase barbecue food items and tour the vehicles.
When the contest is over, the Fulton Battle of the Badges winner gets bragging rights and a trophy, while hospital patients throughout the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region will receive the potentially lifesaving blood they need to survive.
Fulton Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
June 28 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Fulton Police Department Community Room
935 S. Business 54 in Fulton, Mo.
Anyone can become a hero during this summer’s Battle. This is your chance. Give blood.
How to Donate Blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.