The McPherson fire and police departments will “battle” during the McPherson Battle of the Badges community blood drive Thursday and Friday. Community members who donate blood can vote for their favorite agency. The winning agency gets bragging rights for the year.
The American Red Cross hopes to collect 150 pints of blood at this year’s event. McPherson Battle of the Badges blood drive will take place from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm.
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org 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.