Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive Returns July 5 – 9

SIOUX CITY, IA – Over a five-day period, donors will boost local blood supply while casting votes for their favorite first responder group.

According to a release from LifeServe Blood Center, ‘Battle of the Badges’ will last from July 5 – 9.

With the local and national blood supply dangerously low, LifeServe Blood Center is asking for help from community members.

LifeServe is partnering with local first responders across its entire service region for this year’s Battle of the Badges blood drive. Eligible blood donors can schedule an appointment at any of LifeServe’s donor centers and, while at it, show support for their favorite first responder group.

Danielle West, Director of PR and Marketing at LifeServe Blood Center said, “pitting local fire, EMS, and law enforcement groups against each other is a fun way to bring out supporters and blood donors during a time of the year when we desperately need blood donations. Whether it’s a regular donor coming out for this fun event or a first-time blood donor rolling up their sleeve to thank a first responder who had an impact on their lives, all the donated blood will go to save local hospital patients in our community.”

At the end of their donation, donors will cast their vote and decide if last year’s winner, the EMTs, will hold on to their bragging rights or if it’ll go to another group. Donors will also receive one of the limited-edition Battle of the Badges Blood Drive t-shirts.

To be a part of this battle, LifeServe Blood Center asks all eligible and potential donors to schedule appointments to give blood this week. Blood donors can find available appointments here or by calling 800-287-4903.

LifeServe Blood Center is a non-profit, community based blood center that has served the needs of local hospitals and patients in their region since 1963. As one of the 15 largest blood centers in the country, LifeServe Blood Center is the sole provider of blood and blood products to more than 120 hospitals located across Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota. LifeServe is committed to saving lives by providing premier service to volunteer blood donors and access to a safe, quality blood supply for hospitals and patients. Your donation with LifeServe will help save your neighbor, a friend or family member or a stranger on the street.