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The Battle of the Badges – First Responders Give Back

Give something that means something and offer hope


This holiday season give a gift that doesn’t stretch waistlines or wallets. Instead, spread hope by donating blood or platelets while showing support for our community’s first responders.


You can give hope to donors while supporting first responders who put their lives on the line each and every day by donating during the Battle of the Badges Dec. 9-21 at two convenient locations. Each blood or platelet donor can cast a vote for the Law Enforcement Team or the Fire/Ambulance Team to determine this year’s winner in the Battle of the Badges.


Historically, during December, fewer donors make the time to give blood due to competing seasonal activities, celebrations and holiday shopping. By donating blood or platelets during the Battle of the Badges, you can help save lives and support our community’s first responders.


The Battle of the Badges takes place at the Red Cross Donor Center on California Road (across from the Coliseum) and at the Lutheran Hospital Donor Center in the south lobby of Lutheran Hospital. Come to donate and enjoy refreshments from Pizza Hut. This year’s Battle is sponsored by 21Alive. To schedule a donation appointment, call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit

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