New Bern Fire-Rescue & Police take part in Battle of the Badges blood drive

NEW BERN, NC (WITN) New Bern Fire-Rescue and the New Bern Police Department joined forces with the American Red Cross Wednesday to encourage the community to donate life-saving blood at the Battle of the Badges.

This friendly competition blood drive took place from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus building.

All donors were able to cast their vote for their favorite department.

The donations will be tallied and the winning team will receive a trophy and bragging rights.

In the last two battles, the New Bern Police Department has won.

Overall, these battles have helped to bring in nearly 300 donors, which translates into nearly 900 lives saved by local blood donations.