American Red Cross, WJHL join forces for 8th Annual Battle of the Badges

American Red Cross, WJHL join forces for 8th Annual Battle of the Badges (Image 1)

They answer the call when you have an emergency. Now, area first responders need your help.

Bragging rights are on the line in the 8th Annual American Red Cross – News Channel 11 Battle of the Badges.

Area first responders hope you will roll up your sleeve and give the gift of life.

Here’s how the “Battle” works:

For every blood donation to the American Red Cross September 2 – 12, donors get one vote.

Donors cast their vote for their favorite first responder team.

The team with the most votes wins.

You have several opportunities to donate:

Tuesday, September 2

  • 1:30p – 6:00p Jonesborough Visitor Center
  • 2:30p – 7:00p American Red Cross Donor Center, 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City

Wednesday, September 3

  • 8:00a – 1:00p – American Red Cross Donor Center, 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City
  • 12:00p – 4:30p – City of Johnson City Municipal Building, 601 E. Main St.

Thursday, September 4

  • 11:45a – 4:15p – University School , Campus of ETSU

Monday, September 8

  • Noon – 7:00p – American Red Cross Donor Center, 818 Sunset Dr., Johnson City
  • 1:00p – 5:30p – American Red Cross, 660 Eastern Star Road, Kingsport
  • 1:30p – 6:00p – Oak Street Baptist Church, 804 Oak Street, Elizabethton

Tuesday, September 9

  • 1:00p – 5:30p – Johnson County EMS Crewette Building, Vandilla Street, Mountain City
  • 2:30p – 7:00p – American Red Cross Donor Center, 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City

Thursday, September 11

  • 2:30p – 7:00p – American Red Cross Donor Center, 818 Sunset Drive, Johnson City

Friday, September 12

  • 12:00p – 5:00p – First Christian Church, 307 S. Main Avenue, Erwin

To find out if you’re eligible to give blood, what happens to your blood once you donate, and the donation process, log on to: http://www.redcross.org/blood?campname=biomedurgent&campmedium=aspot_unassigned

To schedule an appointment to donate, call 1.800.733.2767.

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