The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is taking place today in Lebanon. The blood drive is an effort to bring in as many units of blood as possible while showing support for Lebanon Police and Fire. According to Stacy Burks with the Red Cross Southern Missouri, even if you haven’t made an appointment to give blood you can still walk in to the Mills Center today until 1pm and donate blood. If you’ve never given blood before, Burks said the experience is pretty simple….

Currently, the Red Cross reports there is an urgent need for all blood types and platelets. Everyone who donates blood today at the Mills Center in Lebanon will receive a gift card, free Yellowjacket ice cream from the Ice Cream Factory, ad will be entered to win a $3-thousand dollar Visa Gift Card. Blood donations will be accepted until 1 pm and walk in’s are welcomed.