American Red Cross and News Channel 11 team up for 10th annual Battle of the Badges

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JOHNSON CITY, TN – The American Red Cross and News Channel 11 team up for the 10th annual Battle of the Badges.

The Battle of the Badges campaign kicks off September 6 and continues through September 12.

Last year, for the second consecutive year, the Johnson City Police Department took home the hardware and bragging rights.

Everyone who donates blood during the campaign will receive a coupon by email for a free haircut at Sport Clips.  They will also get to vote for their favorite first responder team.  The team with the most votes at the end of the campaign wins top honors.

Battle of the Badges blood drives are scheduled as follows:

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Jonesborough Visitors Center

1 to 5:30 p.m.

117 Boone St., Jonesborough, TN 37659

American Red Cross Johnson City Blood Donation Center

2:30 to 7 p.m.

818 Sunset Drive, Suite #100, Johnson City, TN 37604

Wednesday, Sept. 7

American Red Cross Johnson City Blood Donation Center

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

818 Sunset Drive, Suite #100, Johnson City, TN 37604

Thursday, Sept. 8

Johnson City Municipal Building

noon to 5:30 p.m.

601 E. Main St., Johnson City, TN 37601

Friday, Sept. 9

First Christian Church

noon to 5 p.m.

307 S. Main Ave., Erwin TN 37650

Monday, Sept. 12

Oak Street Baptist Church

1:30 to 6 p.m.

804 Oak St, Elizabethton, TN 37643

To donate, you must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in generally good health.

You can make an appointment to donate by calling 1.800.RED.CROSS or by logging on to redcrossblood.org.

(The above information was provided by the American Red Cross.)

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