Wilson County Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Part II Set May 25 in Mt. Juliet
Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan is encouraging anyone who can to sign up to donate blood in the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive, an event that benefits Wilson County in a friendly competition between Wilson County Law Enforcement and Wilson County Fire/Emergency Management.
“We’re down to the wire now, and we want to win it this time,” said Sheriff Robert Bryan of the 2016 competition for bragging rights between Wilson County’s Law Enforcement and Fire/Emergency Agencies. “This year is going to be Wilson County Law Enforcement’s year to win.”
Anyone who wants to participate in the Mt. Juliet location should sign up as soon as possible for an appointment through the Red Cross by visiting the website at redcross.org and enter the sponsor code: WilsonBattle. The event is scheduled for 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. this Wednesday, May 25, at the Mt. Juliet Community Center Meeting Room. To save more time, complete an online pre-donation and health history questionnaire at your convenience on the day of your appointment. You can save up to 15 minutes and skip the waiting time. To learn more, visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.
Wilson County Fire/Emergency won the first round of the Battle of the Badges collecting two more pints in honor of Fire/Emergency than Law Enforcement during the first event which took place May 18, at the Jimmy Floyd Family Center.
American Red Cross officials say the need for donations becomes even greater just before the busy summer vacation season begins when many regular donors may delay or skip donations because of other summer activities.
“As summer approaches, the American Red Cross encourages eligible individuals to give blood and help ensure a sufficient supply,” said American Red Cross Account Manager Brett Crystal. “Every day, the Red Cross must collect 14,000 blood donations to help meet the needs of patients across the country. Your donation may help accident victims, organ transplant patients and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease.”