Franklin Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2021

The Franklin Fire Department and Franklin Police Department and are hosting a blood drive in August to mark the 20th Anniversary of 9/11, which will be observed in September.

FFD and FPD are asking 50 community members to sign up to donate blood on Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Franklin City Hall for the "Remembering the Badges" blood drive which is made possible in partnership with the American Red Cross.

The “Remembering the Badges” blood drive campaign is taking place across Middle Tennessee, with multiple first responder agencies and communities working to collect at least 2,977 pints of blood, a number that represents the 2,977 victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington D.C. and Shanksville, Pa.

Donors can schedule an appointment here using the sponsor code, FranklinTN19, and more information about the event can be found by emailing Monique McCullough at [email protected].

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Also, it would be good to note the American Red Cross will test for Covid antibodies as part of your donation. They will send you the results (positive or negative) via their app along with your blood type which is important to know if you have a rare type. You can still give if you've received a vaccine; they do request which kind for research purposes. Why isn't the government and private sector pushing for antibody testing rather than vaccinations. It would be cheaper, less intrusive and help others. No brainer. Don't people want to know if their vaccine worked and produced protective antibodies? Think of how much data regarding the various vaccines' effectiveness could be provided for the CDC to see for the populations most affected by Covid. Very curious they are not evening promoting this and such a wasted opportunity for those who need blood and those who cannot get a vaccine but may need to prove immunity for whatever reason. Curious indeed.

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