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Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Aug. 3

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By The Staff

Los Alamos residents are encouraged to “Find the hero in you” by joining in the Second Annual Battle of the Badges community blood drive on Aug.3 from noon-6 p.m. and Aug. 4 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. at First Baptist Church hall, 2200 Diamond Dr.

Los Alamos’ first responders, firefighters, policemen and sheriffs are challenging all New Mexicans to donate blood and help save lives.  

The first responders will be at the drives to recruit blood donors and donate themselves, as well as competing for participants’ votes.  

It takes 300 blood donations every day to meet the needs of area patients and to be ready for emergencies.

Blood donated in the community helps save the lives of patients in 47 different hospitals throughout New Mexico and the Four Corners Region.

Donators will receive a commemorative t-shirt just for donating and will also get the chance to vote for their favorite first responder team.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health to donate blood.

Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 23 and younger, and donors who are 16 and 17 must have signed UBS form/permission from a parent or guardian.

To schedule an appointment or questions please call 505-246-1457 or go to unitedbloodservices.org and enter sponsor code: Los Alamos.