Temperatures aren’t the only thing rising this season – blood use is, too. This summer is particularly challenging as there are not enough blood donations to support the need of local patients. Factors including a rapidly growing population, medical treatment advances, reduced blood drive participation due to the pandemic and extended surgery schedules for procedures previously canceled due to COVID-19 have strained the blood supply to levels not seen in 30 years.
Frisco’s first responders are eager to make sure blood is readily available for community hospital patients, no matter what emergencies arise. That’s why Frisco Police and Fire departments are stepping up to host the Battle of the Badges blood drives, July 16-17.
Find your nearest location below, then click the link to schedule your appointment to give. When you’ve finished donating blood, cast your “vote” in support of the Frisco Fire or Police Department and you’ll receive an exclusive Battle of the Badges t-shirt.
To donate at this annual community event:
-Make an appointment online using the links below or by calling/texting 800-366-2834 (M-F, 9am-5pm).
-On the day you donate complete your donor questions online using QuickScreen.
Frisco Battle of the Badges Blood Drive Locations:
Friday, July 16
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Frisco Police Station 7200, Stonebrook Pkwy
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Frisco Central Fire Station, 8601 Gary Burns Dr.
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Depot, 6455 Page St.
Saturday, July 17
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Frisco Athletic Center, 5828 Nancy Jane Ln.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Frisco Fire Station #7, 330 W. Stonebrook Pkwy.
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Frisco Fire Station #8, 14700 Rolater Rd.
Tips for a successful donation:
- Make and keep your appointment. This helps to manage wait times.
- If you are not feeling healthy and well, please reschedule your appointment to donate blood
- Drink plenty of water before and after donating to ensure you are well hydrated; and eat a good, healthy meal at least two hours before your donation.
- Remember to bring your government-issued picture ID.
- Before you arrive on the day of your appointment, fill out your donor questionnaire on your own mobile device/desktop with QuickScreen.
- Please do not bring children and/or pets to blood drives as they are not allowed into the donation area.
- You may still donate blood if you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.
- Effective May 18, 2021, Carter BloodCare staff and blood donors who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 are not required to wear masks.
- Carter BloodCare will not ask donors for proof of vaccination. We are operating under the honor system for the sake of your health and the health of those around you.
- We will observe social distancing or mask guidelines established by our blood drive hosts.
- If you have additional questions about giving blood, please read our FAQs.