NORRISTOWN, Pa.—The Montgomery County Commissioners have re-issued a challenge to the Sheriff’s Office and Norristown’s Police and Fire departments to see who can recruit the most eligible blood donors in the community during a rematch of their American Red Cross Battle of the Badges blood drive competition on Tuesday, June 11.
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Last year, the Norristown Police and Fire departments defeated the Sherriff’s office by 12 donors. However, the real winners were the approximately 246 patients who benefited from the 82 units of blood collected during the drive.
Hosted by the employees of Montgomery County, the Sheriff’s Office will once again compete against the Norristown Police and Fire departments. Community members are invited to cast their vote by coming out to donate on June 11 between 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. at the Montgomery County Human Services Center, 1430 DeKalb St., Norristown. Free parking will be available.
All presenting donors will receive a free T-shirt, while supplies last. Appointments are strongly encouraged. To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code Norristown BOB or call 1-800-REDCROSS.
Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition that helps the Red Cross meet patient and hospital demand for blood, which is especially critical during the summer – a challenging time for blood collection.