Huber Heights ‘Battle of the Badges’ is July 29


Don’t moose around! Vote for police or firefighters!

Staff report



Everyone who registers to donate can cast their vote for their favorite public safety crew, and will receive the new “Blood Donors Don’t Moose Around” t-shirt.


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HUBER HEIGHTS – Bragging rights will be on the line when the Huber Heights Police and Fire Departments compete for donors in the “Battle of the Badges Blood Drive” Friday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. American Family Insurance will host the blood drive with the CBC Bloodmobile at 7009 Old Troy Pike, Huber Heights. Donors are encouraged to schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Everyone who registers to donate can cast their vote for their favorite public safety crew, and will receive the new “Blood Donors Don’t Moose Around” t-shirt. The shirt is green and the design features an Alaska moose under a full moon in the snow-covered wilderness. Everyone age 18 and older will also be entered in the Community Blood Center “Wild About Alaska Adventure for Two Summer Blood Drive” drawing to win a custom-designed Alaska vacation for two.

The grand prize includes air travel to Alaska, deluxe accommodations during your week-long stay, and options for a cruise or land travel. The vacation is for the winning donor and a travel companion.

Donors can double their chances of winning entering the drawing a second time when they register for a second donation during the May 2 through Sept. 3 blood drive period. Official rules are available at www.givingblood.org.

New challenges to summer blood supply

The summer of 2016 brings many challenges to maintaining the regional blood supply. High schools are on summer break, and nearly one fourth of all registrations to donate whole blood at CBC come from high school students. Family vacations, travel, and outdoor activities also disrupt donation schedules. In addition, new screening restrictions are impacting the number of people able to donate.

CBC and blood centers across the nation continue to take caution against the Zika virus. Potential donors who have traveled to Zika endemic areas in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central or South America are deferred from donating for 28 days. The restriction is expected to decrease the number of eligible donors by approximately 2.25 percent.

Everyone who registers to donate can cast their vote for their favorite public safety crew, and will receive the new “Blood Donors Don’t Moose Around” t-shirt.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/35/2016/07/web1_CBCMoose.jpgEveryone who registers to donate can cast their vote for their favorite public safety crew, and will receive the new “Blood Donors Don’t Moose Around” t-shirt. Contributed photo
Don’t moose around! Vote for police or firefighters!

Staff report