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Support local heroes at the Seagoville Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Southwest Blood Services Region

September 25, 2014
 

 Dedicated men and women in uniform serve the public every day by responding to local emergencies and keeping the community safe. Now, they are joining forces to help save lives in a different way.

The Manor at Seagoville will be hosting the Seagoville Fire Department and Police Department as the two groups “battle” to see who can bring in the most blood donors. Community members who present to donate blood can vote for their favorite group. The winning agency gets bragging rights for the year as well as a traveling trophy.

 “The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is an opportunity for our local heroes to engage in a fun competition for bragging rights, all while helping save lives,” said Tricia Quinn, CEO, Southwest Blood Services Region. “This blood drive will help the Red Cross maintain a sufficient blood supply for patients in need.”

Seagoville Community Battle of the Badges Blood Drive:

Oct. 2 from 9 to 3 p.m. at The Manor at Seagoville, 2416 Elizabeth Ln.

All those presenting to donate will receive a Battle of the Badges T-shirt, while supplies last.

You don’t have to wear a badge to be a hero. The Red Cross invites area residents to join the heroes and donate blood during the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. Walk-ins are welcome, but donors are encouraged to call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information.

How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 consent 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.

 

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