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Jan 09

Battle of the Badges blood drive is a success

Posted on January 9, 2018 at 8:27 am by Meghan Revolinsky

By Nicole Acker

The American Red Cross along with police and fire appreciate the generous blood donations received from the community and staff. We are proud to report that 28 units of blood were donated at our first City of Menlo Park Battle of the Badges blood drive held in Menlo Park in the Arrillaga Family Recreation Center. These donations will help to ensure hospitals and patients have the lifesaving blood they need. 

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 stepped up to the challenge by organizing this drive and educating the community about the importance of blood donation. T-shirts were provided for all donors by American Red Cross. 

The American Red Cross provides year-round opportunities for individuals to donate blood. For more blood donation drives and locations, visit

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