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Today: 10th Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

Buncombe County and Asheville first responders are facing off for a lifesaving cause. Local heroes are rolling up their sleeves – and encouraging the community to do the same – as they vie for the most pints donated at the Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. Congratulations to the Buncombe County Sheriff's Office for once again taking the award home last year.

The Blood Drive takes place on Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, at 5 Oak St. in Asheville. All donors that day will receive a special T-shirt. Help save a life, and show your support for our local unsung heroes, your emergency first responders.

For more information on donating blood or to make an appointment, you can call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit and enter sponsor code avlbattleofbadges. You can also download the Blood Donor App on the Apple App Store or Google Play to schedule your appointment today.

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