The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is underway today in Lebanon. The blood drive which was organized by the Red Cross and the City of Lebanon is allowing donors to give blood in support of Lebanon Police and Lebanon Fire. While the opportunity to sign up for today’s blood drive is over, and most slots are full, Joe Zydlo there are other opportunities to give blood, at other drives in May. The donation of blood is especially important at this time, due to the number of canceled drives throughout the region, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.



He said the good news is that because there were no elective surgeries taking place, the need for blood was reduced significantly. Zydlo said the Red Cross is taking measures to ensure that the risk of exposure is reduced, through sanitation measures, and by requiring everyone involved to wear a mask at blood donation sites. To find an upcoming blood drive in your area, go to our website My Ozarks, and click on blood drives. To give at a donor site you must make an appointment ahead of time. For the American Red Cross go to You can also register to give blood through the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks at

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