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Battle for the Badges
February 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Asheville’s first responders are teaming up with the American Red Cross to save lives at the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive.
The blood drive comes at a critical time. Winter weather can lead to canceled blood drives, and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can cause some donors to become temporarily ineligible to donate. Despite these challenges, patients still depend on blood donations every day.
Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition between the Asheville Fire Department, Asheville Police Department, Buncombe County Emergency Medical Service, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The blood drive encourages residents to join local first responders to help save lives. Donors at the blood drive will vote for their favorite agency before they donate, and the winning team of first responders is announced at the end of the drive.
This event is held in the Gym.