***2012 American Red Cross Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from December 10, 2012 until December 22, 2012

Phone: Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE to schedule your blood donation appointment

Link: http://www.redcrossblood.org

Event Description

December 6, 2010 Updated Oct 30, 2012 at 11:16 AM EDT

The holidays will be here before we know it which means it's almost time for the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive in Fort Wayne.

The 2012 Battle of the Badges will take place December 10-22 at the Fort Wayne and Lutheran Hospital Donor Centers. This is the largest blood drive of the year for the Indiana-Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. This blood drive asks donors to vote for law enforcement or the fire/ambulance service here in Allen County. We have this blood drive every year in December as it is a critical time of year to collect life-saving blood in our community.

The Fort Wayne Battle of the Badges collected more than 1100 units of life-saving blood during the 2011 drive. This means that more than 3,000 lives could have been saved with countless others being affected. These 1,100 units of whole blood and an additional 500 units of platelet products could be attributed to more than 2,000 individuals who come to donate during this drive. We work closely with the various public safety agencies to promote this blood drive so it’s hard to estimate how many people are touched/aware of this single blood drive.

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