Beckley Police Department and American Red Cross to host Battle of the Badges Blood Drive on November 24

American Red Cross Blood Drive

Beckley, WV (WOAY) – The Beckley Police Department is partnering with the American Red Cross to host the second annual Battle of the Badges community blood drive on November 24.  

The Red Cross reports the U.S. blood supply has reached critically low levels and that donations have decreased nearly 25 percent since August. 

The nonprofit now asks schools, businesses, and other organizations to bring back blood drives and help combat the shortage. 

The event is open to the public and will be held at the Beckley Police Department classroom at 501 Neville Street from 10:00 am to 3:00 p.m.

For more information regarding this event, contact Community Services Officer Sgt. David J. Bailey at (304)256-1847 or email at

To find more blood drives near you or to host your own, visit

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