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Burbank Police Department, California
Wednesday February 5th, 2014 :: 10:28 a.m. PST

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Burbank Police to compete in "Battle of the Badges" blood drive, February 18, 2014, 9:30 a,m, to 3:30 p.m.

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive

On Feburary 18, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., members of the Burbank Police Department will compete in the annual "Battle of the Badges" blood drive.

The Battle of the Badges began in 2007 in Southern California as an opportunity for badge carrying personnel to positively impact our community by competing in a friendly blood drive competition.

Each day, the Red Cross must collect enough blood to meet patient needs at hundreds of local hospitals and trauma centers. This initiative is strategically held at the beginning of the new year, a time when our community blood supply typically drops to dangerously low levels.

Blood donations dramatically decline during the holiday season, when schools are on break and many people go on vacation. The life-saving blood collected through the Battle of the Badges helps alleviate the strain on our continually depleted blood reserves, and highlights our local law enforcement heroes for going beyond the call of duty.

Although this event is deemed as a battle, the focus is to raise awareness of the need to bring the level of blood supply up throughout the region.

And while this specific event is themed and geared specifically toward the law enforcement community, the general public is strongly encouraged to participate.

For additional information about this event, contact Officer Kendrick at 818-238-3223 or JKendrick@burbankca.gov.

For additional information on the Red Cross, please visit their website at: http://www.redcrossblood.org.

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Burbank Police Department, California
200 North Third Street
Burbank, CA 91502

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Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-238-3000

200 North 3rd Street
Burbank, CA 91502

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