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Colby blood drive starts next week


COLBY -- Colby is hosting the second annual Battle of the Badges blood drive from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and from 7:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Colby Community Building, 285 E. Fifth.

The Battle of the Badges is a competition between law enforcement, emergency medical services and the fire department to see who can bring in the most blood donors during the two-day blood drive.

This year's goal is to collect 114 pints of blood and help increase the supply during the summer months, which is one of the times donations are low.

Anyone can participate in the blood drive and vote for their favorite civil servant after completing their donation.

The winning group of the competition will receive a trophy. Everyone who donates blood will be given a free Battle of the Badges T-shirt.

For more information on donating blood, requirements or to schedule an appointment, call (800) RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.