City Hosts Battle Of The Badges Blood Drive Aug 19

For the third consecutive year, Golden Valley is hosting a Battle of the Badges community blood drive Wednesday, Aug 19, 1- 5 pm, at 7800 Golden Valley Rd (check in at the Public Safety Building).

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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.

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 Ann at 651-332-7165.

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

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

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