(Joplin, MO) – The Joplin Fire Department, Joplin Police Department, Hideout Harley Davidson, ambulance services for Jasper & Newton County, and the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) are teaming up to help Joplin area patients at the second annual Boots, Badges & Bikes Community Challenge Blood Drive on Friday, July 28.
The blood drive will take place on Friday, July 28 at Hideout Harley-Davidson, 5014 Hearnes Boulevard. Drive hours are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Boots, Badges & Bikes Community Challenge Blood Drive is a fun event which provides an opportunity for motorcycle riders to come together and support local patients, while at the same time honoring area first responders for the magnificent work they do every day. Hideout Harley-Davidson understands the importance of a timely blood transfusion and have joined with CBCO to voice a unified message intended to save lives. Ride to Give, Give to Ride.
“We are proud to be partnering with Community Blood Center of the Ozarks where 100% of donations remain here in our local region,” Amanda Marcum, Hideout Harley-Davidson Marketing Director said. “Blood provides a much-needed lifeline to local hospitals and patients. Ride free and roll up your sleeves!”
All donors will receive a custom Hideout “Battle of the Bikers” t-shirt and a Boots & Badges Blood Drive t-shirt honoring area first responders while supplies last. Donors will also receive a voucher to redeem for a free gift at a participating brewery and a voucher for a free pint of ice cream.
In addition, the first 70 donors will receive a free Harley-Davidson 120th anniversary commemorative cup. All donors will have a chance to enter into a drawing for various prizes, courtesy of Hideout Harley-Davidson.
To help avoid wait times, appointments are strongly encouraged. Donors can schedule an appointment here or by calling 417.227.5006.
Photo is identification required. Please eat well and drink plenty of fluids prior to the blood drive.
About Community Blood Center of the Ozarks:
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks is the exclusive provider of blood, plasma, and platelets to patients at 44 area Ozark hospitals in southwest Missouri, northwest Arkansas, and southeast Kansas. More than 50,000 donations of blood are required each year to meet the local transfusion needs of our friends and neighbors.
Michelle Teter, Media Relations Representative
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks