Fort Wayne First Responders Participating in the 27th “Battle of the Badges” Blood Drive
FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police, firefighters and EMS personnel invite the public to donate blood this holiday season with their annual âBattle of the Badgesâ blood drive with the American Red Cross .
The 27th Annual Blood Drive kicks off Wednesday, December 15 at 5 a.m. when groups of first responders donate blood at the Fort Wayne Blood Donation Center.
This good-natured rivalry between groups of first responders helps ensure that the blood supply keeps pace with demand during the holidays. First responder groups aim to collect enough blood to save more than 700 lives through donations.
When donors contribute during the campaign, they can vote for Police / Highway Patrol or Fire / EMS to win the contest. Donors can also receive an American Red Cross t-shirt and Pizza Hut coupon, while supplies last.
Donors can schedule their appointments by visiting RedCrossBlood.org and use the sponsor code âfwbattleâ, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or download the Red Cross Blood Donor app.