JPAD Battle of the Badges blood drive

(Festus, Crystal City) The amount of blood donations to the American Red Cross tends to drop significantly over the summer months. To help with that, the Joachim Plattin Ambulance District is trying to do its part the replenish the blood supply by holding its annual Battle of the Badges blood drive next week. JPAD Deputy Chief Ken Strathmann says this annual drive always comes at a good time.

Strathmann says they are challenging any other emergency responder agency to try to knock them out of their top spot.

The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will be held next Monday (8/15) from Noon until 7 PM at the Festus-Crystal City Elks Lodge. Visit Red Cross Blood dot org and enter BATTLE to schedule a donation time. The blood drive goal is 113 units.