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Battle of the Badges

Post Date:08/20/2019 1:51 p.m.

Battle of the Badges logoThe EPPD and Memorial Blood Centers are hosting a blood drive as part of Memorial Blood Centers' Battle of the Badges Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Eden Prairie City Center, 8080 Mitchell Road. Battle of the Badges aims to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation through a friendly, life-saving competition between first responders in the Twin Cities.

The blood drive is open to the public and walk-ins are welcome. However, it is recommended that participants sign up for a donation time in advance. To make an appointment, visit MBCHeroHub.club, click on “Locate a Blood Drive” and enter sponsor code 1652.

If you’d like to learn more about why donating blood is so important, check out the video below on former Edina police officer Mike Blood who received a significant amount of donated blood after being shot in the line of duty in 2000.

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