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Did you know that just one blood donation can help save up to three lives? The American Red Cross is currently experiencing an emergency blood shortage and reports the nation is facing the lowest number of blood donations in 20 years. If you would like to help, you can donate blood at the upcoming 14th Annual Battle of the Badges, a friendly competition between Buncombe County and Asheville first responders.
Last year, Battle of the Badges was able to collect a total of 160 units of blood that helped change the lives of patients in need. Help us match or exceed that goal during this year's blood drive.
- Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2024
- Wednesday, Feb. 21
- 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
- First Baptist Church, 5 Oak St., in Asheville
You can schedule an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org and enter "avlbattleofbadges" or call 800-RED-CROSS