Battle of the Badges Blood Drive This Weekend

Saturday, July 30, 2011 - 7:44pm

EL PASO- Firefighters, police officers, sheriffs and civilians held the 3rd Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive this weekend.

The invitation says, “Find the hero in you,” and El Paso residents have the chance to do just that by joining in the 3rd annual Battle of the Badge community blood drive from July 29 – 31st at Cielo Vista Mall.

“It is important to come together as a community to help one another,” says LuAnn Wieland with United Blood Services.

You can go on Saturday or Sunday, July 30th – 31st to Cielo Vista Mall and donate blood. You’ll get a chance to win a $500 gas card and daily giveaways, Whataburger coupons and cookies and you can vote for your favorite heroes between the policemen, firemen and sheriffs!

It takes 175 blood donations every day to meet the needs of area patients and to be ready for emergencies. Blood donated here helps save the lives of patients in 18 different hospitals throughout the El Paso and Southern New Mexico area.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 23 and younger, and donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.

Donate Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. or Sunday from noon to 6:00 p.m.

See their Facebook page for more information.

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