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Posted on: December 1, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Battle of the Badges blood drive competition

Battle of the Badges

The West Fargo Fire Department and the West Fargo Police Department will team up for the second annual Battle of the Badges blood drive competition Wednesday, Dec. 30, and Thursday, Dec. 31. 

“Now more than ever we are in desperate need of blood,” said Jessica Kinzler, Vitalant donor recruitment representative. “Winter has challenges with the threat of weather, travel and holiday schedules, and living through a pandemic can lead to many health uncertainties.”

This blood drive is a Battle of the Badges between the West Fargo Police and Fire Departments. During the blood drive you’ll choose what department you’d like your blood donation to go toward. 

Last year, the West Fargo Police Department took home the trophy. “It’s a friendly competition for a great cause,” said Police Chief Denis Otterness. “I encourage you to come out and help those who are in need, no matter what department you donate toward.” 

“As first responders to emergency medical calls, we’ve seen firsthand how blood donations can help save lives,” said Fire Chief Dan Fuller. “Donating blood is a great opportunity to contribute to the entire community’s public safety and health.”

The blood drive will run 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 30, and 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 31, at the West Fargo Conference Center at the DoubleTree. To sign up for Wednesday’s blood drive, go here and for Thursday’s blood drive sign up here.

COVID-19 protocols will be adhered to during the Battle of the Badges blood drive. For more information on the protocols while donating, you can go here

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