2019 Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Support first responders and hospital patients at ‘Battle of the Badges’
blood drives with Vitalant

Northern Nevada and Northern California communities can support local first responders and hospital patients by giving blood at the third annual ‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drives this summer.
This spirited and friendly competition pits emergency, fire and law enforcement agencies against one another to see which group can garner the most blood donations. Blood drive participants can mention who they would like to support at each blood drive – either “Team Fire,” “Team First Responders” (EMTs/Paramedics) or “Team Law.” Participants will also receive a limited-edition ‘Battle of the Badges’ T-shirt.

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. However, summer is a very challenging season to collect blood due to many reasons including high schools and colleges – the site of many blood drives – on break and routine donors away on vacation.

2019 Battle of the Badges Blood Drives - open to the public

Click on the links below to reserve your spot.

June 20: Carson City Sheriff Department
July 16: Susanville
July 17: Susanville
July 17: Winnemucca
July 18: Winnemucca 
July 31: Lockwood
July 23: Bishop
July 24: Bishop
July 24: Schurz Community
July 25: Mammoth
July 31: Virginia City
July 31: Fallon
August 6: Elko
August 7: Elko
August 8: Elko
August 14: Sparks
August 14: Washoe County Sheriff's Office
August 21: Reno
August 22: Battle Mountain
August 22: Reno Dispatch

"I believe the idea that my blood could help save a life is so amazing. Even though I am not a trained medical professional, I can still make a positive impact on others."
— Chris, Blood Donor