Battle of the Badges Blood Drive
On September 3rd, we will roll up our sleeves to help save lives! The City of Olivette is proud to partner with the American Red Cross for our first Battle of the Badges: The Olivette Fire Department vs. The Olivette Police Department Blood Drive!
Battle of the Badges builds camaraderie among local first responders through a friendly competition to see who can recruit the most blood donors. Supporting the Red Cross blood supply is another great way to touch lives in the communities you serve every day. Give blood and show support by dedicating your donation to the City Department of your choice!
Our Battle of the Badges blood drive is in honor of Fire Department Captain Tim Fain's grandson, Blake. Sadly, Blake passed away at 4 months from a rare genetic disorder. In that time, he received multiple blood and platelet infusions that helped sustain his life.
His parents state: “We are so thankful for the time we had with him and we know that would not have been possible without the selflessness of blood donors. The blood products he received helped to prolong his life and our time with him. We are so grateful to those who donated blood to him. Blood and platelet donors truly are saving lives!”
Each pint of blood we collect can help save up to three lives and will touch the lives of so many more. We are very excited about the drive and we hope you are too!
1:00 pm - 6:30 pm
City Center - Community Room
Sign-up for your appointment today! https://rcblood.org/2X8qvru.
If you have any questions, please contact the Police Department Team Captain Dane Lincoln at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Fire Department Team Captain Parker Spencer at email@example.com.
COVID-19 Antibody Testing:
Additionally, the American Red Cross is offering COVID-19 antibody testing for all donors. https://rcblood.org/2EwtGTs
The American Red Cross and the City of Olivette are taking the necessary precautions to make sure every donor is safe and comfortable during the COVID-19 crisis. We are grateful for your commitment and flexibility during this challenging time and looking forward to coming TOGETHER!
- Checking temperatures of staff, donors, and volunteers before they enter a drive to ensure they are 99.5 or lower. Pre-screen temperature checks will be done with a non-contact infrared thermometer and then donors will be checked again at health history screening with an oral thermometer.
- We are making sure that each donor is feeling healthy and well. If there are any visible signs of illness regardless of their temperature, the donor/staff/volunteer will be asked to leave the drive.
- Providing hand sanitizer for use before the drive, as well as throughout the donation process.
- Following social distancing between donors including entry, donation tables, and refreshment areas.
- Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment, and donor-touched areas. We are also disinfecting all surfaces that donors touch with throw away wipes and allowing it to air dry.
- Wearing gloves, and changing gloves often.
- Using sterile collection sets and an aseptic scrub for every donation.
- All Collections staff and volunteers must wear face masks on Collection Drives and in fixed sites.
- Donors will begin wearing masks at drives/fixed sites
- Donors are being contacted and asked to wear their mask or face covering to their donation to be consistent with the revised CDC guidance
- If donors arrive with no mask or face covering, Red Cross staff will provide a mask to the donor.
- We are also not allowing any outside food into the drives. Only prepackaged food and drink will be allowed at this time.