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Franklin first responders' blood drive to honor lives lost on 9/11

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Remembering the Badges Blood Drive

The Remembering the Badges blood drive campaign is supported by fire and police departments throughout Middle Tennessee.

The Franklin Fire and Police departments are asking for at least 50 community members to roll up their sleeves and donate blood on Aug. 4 at Franklin City Hall to mark the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11.  

The initiative is part of the Remembering the Badges blood drive campaign being supported by fire and police departments throughout Middle Tennessee. Public safety agencies and communities are collaborating to collect at least 2,977 pints of blood, equaling the number of innocent lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

“We are asking the community to help save lives by donating blood,” Franklin Fire Chief Glenn Johnson said. “Our goal is 50 pints of blood, which equals 50 individual donors. We hope to have a great turnout in remembrance of all the victims who lost their lives on 9/11.” 

To schedule an appointment, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code “FranklinTN19.” 

For more information, contact Monique McCullough at moniquem@franklintn.gov.

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