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Posted on: November 21, 2022

[ARCHIVED] West Fargo Fire Department and Police Department host fourth annual Battle of the Badges blood drive

2022 Battle of the Badges Blood Drive (PNG)

The West Fargo Fire Department and West Fargo Police Department are teaming up with Vitalant for the fourth annual Battle of the Badges blood drive competition Tuesday, Dec. 27, Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Thursday, Dec. 29.

This blood drive is a battle between the West Fargo Police and Fire Departments to see who can motivate the most people to donate blood. During the drive, donors will choose which department they would like their blood donation to go toward. 

Last year the West Fargo Fire Department took home the trophy for the first time. “Our firefighters see the lifesaving impact that blood donors make every day,” said Fire Chief Dan Fuller. “I encourage everyone to come and donate in this year’s friendly competition.”

“The annual Battle of the Badges blood drive is one of our department’s favorite events,” said Police Chief Denis Otterness. “Donating blood is a great way to fill a critical need in our community and help others this holiday season.”

The blood drive with Vitalant will run from 12– 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27 and Wednesday, Dec. 28, and 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at the West Fargo Conference Center at the DoubleTree by Hilton (825 E. Beaton Dr.). Vitalant is a non-profit organization and is the sole provider of blood products to 68 hospitals in our region. 

To sign up for Tuesday’s blood drive, visit this link, Wednesday’s blood drive, visit this link and for Thursday’s blood drive sign up here

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