of the Badges” Blood Drive
Issued by: Captain Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.
Join first responders to help save lives
at the Battle of the Badges blood drive
Darien, CT —
The Darien Police Department, the Darien, Noroton, & Noroton Heights Fire
Departments, and Darien EMS are on a mission
to help save lives by collecting blood for hospital patients in need during the
Battle of the Badges blood drive.
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 on September 10, 2019 from 1:30pm to 6:30pm at the Noroton Heights Fire
Department at 209 Noroton Ave. in Darien.
The need for blood is constant. Joining first responders to donate
at this special event can help ensure blood is on the shelves before it is
To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App,
or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). 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 in most states (16
with parental consent where allowed by state law), 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.