Battle of the Badges Blood Drive | VideoMichelle San Miguel | 9/9/2012
A spokesperson with United Blood Services says fewer people donate blood during the summer, so an event like this helps ensure the agency has enough blood supply. Since 2007, more than 1,500 people have donated blood at Battle of the Badges. About 30 percent of them are first-time blood donors.
"We work with them every day but anytime we get a chance to beat them we`ll go ahead and take that opportunity," said Capt. Matt Wilke of the Bismarck Fire Department.
Donors get to decide if they want their donation to count on behalf of Team Fire or Team Law. Blood donors must be at least 16-years-old and in good health.
The blood drive is being held in the Scheels Courtyard in Kirkwood Mall. The drive runs Monday through Wednesday from noon to 7:00 p.m.