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The DCSO Wins Battle of the Badges!

7/31/2013

Battle of the Badges

(Nashville, Tenn., July 31, 2013) After months of planning, weeks of smack-talk and a record-breaking number of blood donors turning up at LP Field, there is a new champion in the Davidson County Battle of the Badges competition!

This afternoon, Metro Police Chief Steve Anderson reluctantly handed over the Battle of the Badges trophy to Sheriff Daron Hall and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office.

The Battle of the Badges drive held on July 19th shattered all previous records, bringing in a whopping 526 units of life-saving blood. When you consider one blood donation can help save up to three lives that means the Davidson County Battle of the Badges blood drive potentially impacted 1,578 lives. The Battle of the Badges blood drive is now officially the largest blood drive in Middle Tennessee.

Davidson County Sheriff’s Office won the title by recruiting 241 donors. They were able to recruit 46 more presenting donors than the Metro Police Department. The Nashville Fire Department set their own record by recruiting their highest number of donors to date.

Despite the record-breaking turnout this year, the Red Cross remains in an emergency appeal. We are in need of all blood types. The community is urged to visit one of our sites throughout the area. Information about each donor center can be found below.

The American Red Cross would like to thank our local heroes for their dedication to saving lives both off and on the job. We also greatly appreciate the local media who covered the event and informed the public.

A special thanks goes to our media partners at 104.5 The Zone who broadcast live from the blood drive the staff at LP Field who provided the space needed for this special event.

The award ceremony may be over, but the “smack talk” for Battle of the Badges 2014 has just begun!

During this afternoon’s meeting, Sheriff Hall said he hopes the event brings in double the number of donors next year.

Regina Raccuglia | Communications Manager

American Red Cross