Blood drive scheduled Tuesday
American Red Cross Blood Services and Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 are teaming up to save lives through the Badges for Life competition.
The department is sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, at the Fire District's main station, 111 E. Kansas Ave. in Lansing.
In a news release, the Red Cross pointed out that every day, firefighters with Fire District No. 1 put their lives on the line for the benefit of the public. At the same time, the Red Cross collects, tests and distributes blood to supply hospitals helping patients in need. This shared life-saving mission makes for a natural partnership between emergency responders and the American Red Cross, and creates an opportunity for both organizations to help even more local residents.
People wishing to donate may call (816) 931-6662 extension 7052 to make an appointment for the blood drive..