Sign Up Now For The Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive Aug 23

There’s still time to sign up for Golden Valley’s fourth annual Battle of the Badges community blood drive Wed, Aug 23, 1- 4 pm, at 7800 Golden Valley Rd (check in at the Public Safety Building foyer).

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Invite friends, family, and neighbors to support your Golden Valley Fire and Police Departments in Battle of the Badges and schedule a donation today (enter sponsor code 4078). Or contact Maggie at 651-332-7171.

On the day of your donation, complete your health history questionnaire online at

Memorial Blood Centers’ Battle of the Badges challenges fire and police departments from across the metropolitan area in a friendly competition to save and sustain lives through blood donation.

In November 2000, Edina Police Officer Mike Blood was shot multiple times at close range by a bank robber with an assault rifle. He needed 19 operations and 120 units of blood and spent a year in the hospital. Thanks to a supply of blood donated by others, he had a chance to recover.

To learn more about Mike and how donated blood saved his life, go to

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