Frisco first responders gear up for Battle of the Badges blood drive
Frisco PD and FD urge residents to support the community by donating July 15 – 16
FRISCO, TEXAS – July 7, 2022 – First responders in Frisco are ready for some friendly North Texas competition to serve an urgent community need.
The 2022 Frisco Battle of the Badges blood drive is set for July 15 – 16. Each person who donates blood during that time will get to cast a vote for the Frisco Fire Department or Frisco Police Department. The winner claims annual Battle of the Badges bragging rights and trophy.
The Frisco Police Department won last year’s community competition, breaking the Frisco Fire Department’s consecutive winning streak in 2019 and 2020.
As thanks for donating, each person who presents to give at the Frisco blood drive will receive the limited-edition 2022 Battle of the Badges T-shirt, while supplies last. Each person will also receive a Give for Texans beach towel, an exclusive item for Carter BloodCare donors.
Times, dates and locations for this month’s event are:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday, July 15:
- Frisco Police Station (7200 Stonebrook Pkwy. Training Rm.)
- Frisco Central Fire Station (8601 Gary Burns Dr. Training Rm.)
- Frisco City Hall (6101 Frisco Square Blvd., 4th Flr.)
- Baylor Scott & White Sports, Therapy and Research (3800 Gaylord Pkwy., 6th Flr.)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, July 16:
- Frisco Athletic Center (5828 Nancy Jane Ln. on the Carter BloodCare bus)
- Frisco Fire Station #7 (330 W. Stonebrook Pkwy. Training Rm.)
- Frisco Fire Station #8 (14700 Rolater Rd. Training Rm.)
While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are advised, using the links provided for each location or by calling 800-366-2834. Also, donors can use the QR code to sign up for any of the seven Frisco locations.
Donating blood on a regular basis is an important and healthy way to give back to the community. It’s particularly important at this time of year, as blood donations typically drop each summer when students go on break and families take vacations. In fact, high school blood drives account for up to 25% of the community blood supply.
By donating blood, donors help those in urgent need of lifesaving transfusions, including accident and trauma patients, those undergoing cancer treatments, mothers experiencing blood loss during labor, older adults with health issues, children with anemia, and many other North Texas neighbors in need.
About Carter BloodCare
Carter BloodCare is an independent, community blood center providing transfusion resources to more than 200 medical facilities in 50-plus counties of North, Central and East Texas. The nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization is one of the largest blood programs in Texas, delivering more than 440,000 blood products annually to meet hospitals’ requirements for their patients. Services include collection, processing, specialized laboratory testing, storage and distribution of blood and blood products.