You Can Help Determine the Battle of the Badges Winner

August 1, 2011

2011 Davidson County Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Who Will Win the Battle of Blood Donations?  Fire, Law or Rescue?



(Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 1, 2011)


Firefighters, law enforcement officers and rescue personnel from Davidson County are teaming up with the Red Cross to raise awareness about the ongoing need for blood through the Battle of the Badges blood drive competition. 


Join the American Red Cross in celebrating these local men and women.  They give time to the community, they give a sense of security to residents and they often give blood.


You can help determine the winner in the 2011 Davidson County Battle of the Badges by donating blood on the following dates:

  • Monday, Aug. 8, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Davidson County Training Academy located at 5113 Harding Place in Nashville.
  • Thursday, Aug. 11, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at LP Field – Fourth Floor Lounge – located at 1 Titans Way in Nashville.


To schedule a blood donation appointment, call Heath Kane at 862-8264.


All presenting donors receive a T-shirt and a voucher for two free preseason Nashville Predators tickets.


As an extra incentive this summer, anyone who presents to donate blood with the Red Cross between July 1 and Sept. 5 is automatically entered into a drawing for a $250 gas card.  On Labor Day weekend, anyone presenting to donate Friday through Monday is automatically entered into a drawing for a $1,000 gas card.


Plus, anyone who presents to donate blood Wednesday, May 25 through Wednesday, Sept. 14 is automatically entered into the Red Cross Racing “Summer Drive Sweepstakes” to win a brand new 2012 red candy metallic Ford Fiesta SE, courtesy of Ford Motor Company.  One winner is selected by random drawing on Monday, Sept. 19.  For more information, or to schedule your summer blood donation appointment, please visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


How to Donate Blood:

Call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit for more information or to make an appointment. All blood types are needed to ensure the Red Cross maintains an adequate blood supply. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Donors must be in general good health, weigh at least 110 pounds and be at least 17 years old (16 with completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors 18 and younger. 


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or join our blog at