The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, Tonganoxie Police Department and Fairmount Fire Department are on a mission to help save lives by collecting blood for hospital patients in need during the Battle of the Badges blood drive.

The Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, Tonganoxie Police Department and Fairmount Township Fire Department are on a mission to help save lives by collecting blood for hospital patients in need during the Battle of the Badges blood drive.

Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition to see who can recruit the most eligible blood donors to join them in this lifesaving effort.

The community is encouraged to give blood from 2-7 p.m. Monday at the Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, 601 S. 3rd St.
Another blood drive will be held from 2-7 p.m. Wednesday at Cornerstone Family Worship, 205 E. Highway 24/40, in Tonganoxie. 
Fairmount Township Fire Department will hold a blood drive from 2-7 p.m. Thursday at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 15440 Leavenworth Road, in Basehor.

Joining first responders to donate can help ensure blood is on the shelves before it is needed.

To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code leavenworthbattle or call 1-800-RED CROSS.

Completion of a RapidPass online health history questionnaire found at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass is encouraged to help speed up the donation process.

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, 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.