Today is the kick-off of the 23 annual American Red Cross Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. Law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders are often aware of the need for blood when responding to emergencies.
In the spirit of saving lives, we have joined forces to give blood and to encourage the public to join us in a friendly competition to see which group can recruit the most donations – law enforcement or firefighters. Go to any Red Cross blood drive in Central Ohio between Thursday, June 28 and Tuesday, July 31 to give blood and vote for either firefighters or police officers. In the end, the patients who receive the blood are the real winners.