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CHP, Red Cross Hosting Blood Drive Friday in Temecula

Donors are encouraged to stop by the California Highway Patrol Temecula Area office between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28.

CHP, Red Cross Hosting Blood Drive Friday in Temecula CHP, Red Cross Hosting Blood Drive Friday in Temecula

California Highway Patrol Temecula Area is partnering with American Red Cross to host a blood drive Friday, stating that during the holiday season there is an increased need for blood donations.

The blood drive—part of CHP's partnership with Red Cross for the seventh annual Battle of the Badges—will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28 at CHP’s Temecula Area office, 27685 Commerce Center Drive in Temecula.

"Not only are you giving the gift of life, you are supporting your local highway patrolmen as they compete to collect donations against other law enforcement and fire agencies," said Temecula Area CHP Officer Nathan Baer.

Donors at Friday's event will receive a “Battle of the Badges” T-shirt, a coupon for a free appetizer from and two complimentary VIP tickets to the Laugh Factory (while supplies last), according to Baer.

For American Red Cross donor requirements, click here.

"The Temecula Area is encouraging the entire community to come out and participate in these events. I know everyone loves giving during the holiday season, and this won’t cost you money. So come to the CHP office and give the gift of life," Baer said.

For more information, call 951-506-2000.

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