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Public Safety Agencies Battle For Most Blood Donations

Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014, 11:47 AM CDT

On Wednesday, local first responders and law enforcement agencies are going head-to-head in a battle to donate the most blood.

The 7th annual Boots, Badges, and Bandages blood drive competition raises awareness of the need for blood donations during the summertime. The public is also encouraged to get out, give blood, and vote for their favorite participating agency at a local Central Texas Blood location until Saturday.

"During the summer months, everyone goes on vacation, they may slow down their donation schedule, so it's important to keep up the blood supply for those who may be sick or injured," says Roger Wade with the Travis County Sheriff's Office.

The most needed blood is o-positive, and o-negative. The winner of the competition will be announced at the Sheriff's Office Battle of the Badges boxing event this Saturday at the Austin Convention Center.

For more information: http://www.inyourhands.org/

By Ashley Roberts

Public Safety Agencies Battle For Most Blood Donations


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