Posted on December 15, 2017 at 4:59 pm by Meghan Revolinsky
By: Nicole Acker
Members of the Menlo Park community are invited to roll up their sleeves and join their local police and fire heroes in helping to ensure hospitals and patients have the lifesaving blood they need. Menlo Park firefighters and law enforcement personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for their first-ever Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in the community to give blood.
Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition that helps the Red Cross meet patient and hospital demand for blood. First responders know, firsthand, how important it is to have blood readily available for emergencies and are excited to step up to the challenge by organizing this drive and educating the community about the importance of blood donation. "Battle of the Badges" T-shirts provided for all donors by American Red Cross.
Individuals can join the Battle of the Badges blood drive by donating blood Jan. 4, 2018. Appointments are encouraged but are not required. To make an appointment to donate, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org, sponsor code BADGENORCAL.