CJ Baumgartner | Local News

‘Battle of the Badges’ Blood Drive To Be Held On March 1

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WADENA, Minn.– Local public service agencies and Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena are hosting a Battle of the Badges blood drive event next week.

The blood drive is also being led with local fire, police, and sheriff’s departments on March 1 as they attempt to continue saving lives on and off of the job. Donations of blood will take place at the M State-Wadena commons from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday. Appointments can be made by calling Dave at 218-631-7871 or by going online at donors.vitalant.org and enter the code: MSTATEWADENA.

Blood donations are more crucial than in years past due to shortages caused by the pandemic. The Red Cross, who supplies 40 percent of the nation’s blood, declared the first ever blood-crisis in January.