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Greenwich First Responders Compete in ‘Battle Of the Badges’

Local fire, law enforcement and emergency medical services personnel are teaming up with the American Red Cross for the Greenwich Battle of the Badges blood drive to see who can recruit the most eligible donors in their community to donate blood.

Battle of the Badges is a friendly competition to encourage community members to join their local first responders and perform their own heroic act with a blood donation.

Individuals can join the Battle of the Badges blood drive by donating on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m., at Greenwich Police Department, Public Safety Complex, 11 Bruce Pl.

“EMS, fire and law enforcement  know firsthand how important it is to have blood readily available for emergencies. This time of year, as many give thanks for family, friends and good health, it’s important to remember that patients across the country cannot survive without donor generosity,” said Mary Young, CEO , American Red Cross Metro New York North. “By hosting this blood drive, they are helping ensure that blood is on the shelves before it is needed.”

To make an appointment for Battle of the Badges, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 800-733-2767).

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