Life is a gift. Preserve and protect it – on and off the job.
Commit to give more life.
Host a Battle of the Badges blood drive to help first responders across the nation ensure the gift of blood is on shelves for anyone who is in need. Click the registration button below to get started and a Red Cross representative will contact you.
Battle of the Badges builds camaraderie among local first responders through a friendly competition to see who can recruit the most blood donors. Supporting the Red Cross blood supply is another great way to touch lives in the communities you serve every day.
Donated blood helped Deputy Mike Hutchinson survive after he was shot in the line of duty in Big Springs, Nebraska.
Wisconsin police officer Brian Murphy was responding to a car fire when he was struck by another vehicle. Murphy required several blood transfusions to help save his life.
Late paramedic Scott Reese received several blood transfusions during his battle with melanoma. His family credits blood donors for giving Scott more quality time with loved ones before he passed away.
Police officer Jay Vandermark with son, Jackson. The Vandermark family raises awareness about the need for blood in honor of three-year-old Jackson, who has required blood transfusions during heart surgeries.
Former volunteer firefighter and EMT, Gary Norrod received several units of blood, platelets and plasma after a sudden onset of gastrointestinal bleeding last fall.