Friday, June 25, 2010

Battle for Blood - support police, save lives!

Tomorrow marks the kick-off of the 15th annual Battle for Blood here in Kansas City. It goes from June 26 to July 2 and pits police and their supporters against firefighters and their backers to see which group can donate the most blood. Police have won the last two years!

The big kick-off event Kansas City Police are participating in is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. tomorrow, June 26, at the Community Blood Center at 4040 Main St. All registered donors will get a free Scimecas Sausage lunch and a free T-shirt. Donors also are eligible to win a KC Entertainment Package that includes hotel stays, dinners and spa visits. Police, fire and other emergency equipment will be on display for families to come check out.

Battle for Blood helps meet a critical need for blood donation in the metro area right now. Blood supplies are typically very low going into the July 4 holiday, and the Community Blood Center uses the blood from this event to help save lives of people right here. The Center needs 580 donors every day to meet the needs of area hospitals.

So please go to a Community Blood Center location this week (you can make an appointment to donate at one nearest you at to give a gift that will save someone's life. And be sure to say you're donating on behalf of the police in Battle for Blood!

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