American Red Cross, News Channel 11’s annual Battle of the Badges to start Tuesday


(WJHL) – This week, you will have the opportunity to help save lives and say thank you to area first responders.

The American Red Cross and News Channel 11 will launch the 11th annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on Tuesday.

Here’s how the battle works:

  • Blood donors at participating drives will get to vote for their favorite area first responder team.
  • The team with the most votes at the end of the battle wins.

Donors are also winners, too!

Not only will you get to help save lives, but you’ll also get an American Red Cross t-shirt, as well as coupon for a free haircut at Sport Clips.

The battle starts with two blood drives on Tuesday at:

  • The Jonesborough Visitors Center, 117 Boone Street from 1-5 p.m.
  • The Red Cross Donation Center, located on Sunset Drive in Johnson City from 2:30-7 p.m.

Other Battle of the Badges blood drives are scheduled as follows:Wednesday, Sept. 6

American Red Cross Johnson City Blood Donation Center

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

818 Sunset Drive, Suite #100, Johnson City, TN 37604Thursday, Sept. 7

Johnson City Municipal Building

Noon to 4:30 p.m.

601 E. Main Street, Johnson City, TN 37601Friday, Sept. 8

First Christian Church

312 South Main Avenue, Erwin, TN 37650

Noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11

Oak Street Baptist

804 Oak St., Elizabethon, TN 37643

1:30 to 6 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 12

Johnson County EMS Rescue

203 Vandilla St.

1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

American Red Cross Johnson City Blood Donation Center

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

2:30 to 7 p.m.How to donate blood

Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Copyright 2017 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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