• Special to the Daily Leader
It is time for Red Cross’ Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. This means local law enforcement will “battle” with local firefighters and EMS to see who can give the most blood.
Firefighters, EMS and law enforcement officers give time to the community; they give a sense of security to residents; and they often give blood, too. As local heroes to many, their courage in the face of adversity bolsters people in need.
But the Battle isn’t just for police officers and fire fighters; anyone can get involved in the fun by donating blood and voting for a favorite team. But choose your vote carefully, it might just come up the next time you’re trying to get out of that speeding ticket or when need to get your cat out of your neighbor’s tree.
Join the Battle of the Badges and donate at the Liberal Community Blood Drive from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at the First Christian Church located at 920 N. Jordan.
When this contest is over, the Battle of the Badges winner gets bragging rights and a big trophy. But most importantly, hospital patients throughout Kansas are also winners because they get the life-saving blood they need to survive.
Anyone can become a hero during Battle of the Badges. This is the chance. Give blood.
How to Donate Blood:
Simply call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment today. Walk-ins are also welcome at this drive. 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 in Kansas with a completed Parental Consent Form). New height and weight restrictions apply to donors younger than 19. Visit redcrossblood.org to learn more.