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RCSD declares victory in Columbia ‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive

The friendly competition will find which department can donate the most blood.
The friendly competition will find which department can donate the most blood.(Richland County Sheriff's Department)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 1:17 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) declared victory Friday in the 2022 ‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive.

RCSD wrote in a social media post,

“The results are in... and RCSD holds onto our title for another year!

This year’s Battle of the Badges Blood Drive collected a total 71 units!

While we appreciate the votes, we really want to extend a huge THANK YOU to EVERYONE who donated during today’s Battle of the Badges Blood Drive! Each one of you is a lifesaver and we are grateful.”

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First responders are competing in the annual Red Cross ‘Battle of the Badges’ blood drive. The friendly competition pits firefighters, police officers and sheriff’s deputies against each other to find which department can donate the most blood.

Members of the Columbia Fire Department, Columbia Police Department and Richland County Sheriff’s Department are participating in the challenge.

Friends, family and community supporters are encouraged to donate during the drive on Friday, May 27, 2022. Participants can donate and vote for their favorite agency at two locations in Columbia:

  • Decker Center, 2500 Decker Blvd
  • Charles Drew Wellness Center, 2101 Walker Solomon Way

All donors in the Battle of the Badges will receive a Red Cross aluminum water bottle and stickers while supplies are available.

To for more information about how to register for the blood drive, click the link here.

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