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Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive coming soon American Red Cross Courtesy Photo

Local first responders are all set to do battle to assist the American Red Cross.

The annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive will be taking place in the upcoming weeks at Twelfth Avenue Baptist Church. The annual event is a joint event between the Emporia Police Department, Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Emporia Fire Department, Lyon County EMS and for the first time members of the Emporia State University Police Department.

EPD Sergeant Lisa Sage says while they are all working towards the same goal, the event does carry a competitive atmosphere.

Sage says the American Red Cross has continuously acknowledged the annual blood drive for the amount of participation it receives each year.

KVOE has reported recently on the need for blood this time of year. Along with the need for A,B and O type blood, the need has been expressed for power red donations.

Lyon County Sheriff Jeff Cope explains the power red donation process.

The blood drive will run from Wednesday, August 14 to Friday, August 16. Walk-ins are welcome, however, priority will be given to those who have set up an appointment. To schedule an appointment visit Redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-Red Cross.

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