The United Badges Blood Drive (formerly known as the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive) has been a collective effort of first responders to inspire blood donations within their communities to support patients in need, given the longstanding blood shortage that has been an issue countrywide.
Wednesday, July 28th, the United Badges drive was held from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus on1125 Pine Tree Drive in New Bern.
All participating donors received a Red Cross T-shirt. For info on future drives, schedule now by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or use the Blood Donor App. Coordinator Kristin Willis was kind enough to show us around, and when all was said and done, they got 231 units of blood.