By Becky Kiser
Blood donations for the 11th annual Battle of the Badges in Hays are slower than in previous years.
Donor Recruitment Representative Cathy Younger says 121 pints of blood have been collected as of Wednesday.
The goal is 254, which includes blood drives at several local businesses.
So far, the Law Enforcement sector has the most votes with 33, the Fire Department has 28 and EMS has 26 votes.
“Battle of the Badges” continues through the end of the month.
The American Red Cross Blood Donation Center, 208 E. 8th Street, is open the following hours:
Friday, December 20 9-4
Monday, December 23 Closed
Tuesday, December 24 8-1
Wednesday, December 25 Closed
Thursday, December 26 11-6
Friday, December 27 9-4
Monday, December 30 Closed
Tuesday, December 31 8-1
To make an appointment for a blood donation during Battle of the Badges, or any time, visit www.redcross.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).