Donate blood today at Farmington Hills ‘Battle of the Badges’

Bragging rights are up for grabs on Wednesday, September 5, during the Battle of the Badges blood drive, held from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at the Costick Center, 28600 W. 11 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.

The annual friendly competition between the Farmington Hills Police and Fire Departments encourages donors to cast a “vote” with their blood donation to help raise the tally of either department.

All blood types are needed, but Type O is in high demand since it can be transfused to patients in other blood groups and used in emergency cases when a patient’s blood type isn’t known. To make an appointment, call 248-473-1800 or register at redcrossblood.org, then enter the sponsor code costickcenter and follow the instructions. Giving blood takes approximately one hour.

For more information, call Red Cross Donor Support at 1-800-733-2767.