The 2019 Valley City Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will return for the latest round of friendly competition on October 15 and 16. For three years, the Valley City Police Department, Fire Department and Stoudt-Ross Ford have paired up to make giving blood (an already direly needed service in states across the Midwest) a bit more fun. It’s easy to forget, perhaps, that there is a widespread shortage of blood available to hospitals and trauma centers in our area, posing a life-threatening obstacle to patients everywhere. This way, participants get double. You donate on the “side” of a certain branch of law enforcement/city official and add “points” to the board to see who is successful in bringing in the largest donation.
On Tuesday, October 15, in the Stoudt Ross Ford Showroom, Vitalant will have appointments available for blood donation from 11:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and Wednesday, October 16, the blood drive will run those same hours in the showroom.
Read more in your Tuesday, October 8th Times-Record.