‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive scheduled | ParkRecord.com

‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive scheduled

The Park City Police Department is involved in an American Red Cross blood drive scheduled on Monday in what is billed as the ‘Battle of the Badges.’

The drive is set for noon until 5 p.m. at the Park City Municipal Athletic & Recreation Center. Someone must be 16 years old or older and weigh at least 110 pounds to donate. They also cannot be taking antibiotics.

Joe Black, an American Red Cross figure who is involved in organizing the event, said people who are donating do not need to have ties to the Police Department or the Park City Fire District.

People must present a photo identification to donate blood. Black said he hopes 25 people donate blood at the event on Monday.

The American Red Cross said it needs donations of all blood types. There is a "more urgent need" for A negative, B negative and O negative, the organization said.

It also said the flu season and bad weather sometimes lead to lower numbers of donors.

The American Red Cross said someone who donates blood is not more likely to get the flu and that there is not a time someone must wait to donate blood after receiving a flu vaccination. Someone who had the flu should not donate blood until 24 hours after symptoms disappeared, according to the American Red Cross.

To schedule a time to donate blood on Monday, contact Jessica in the Police Department at 659-8043. Times may also be scheduled online at http://www.redcrossblood.org. Once at the website, select the ‘Enter a Sponsor Code’ link. ‘PCPD’ is the code.

Contact Black at 801-803-3501 for more information.

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