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August 1-31: Battle of the Badges

Thursday, August 01, 2019
Location: See event info for locations
Time: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.


August 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019

The Battle of the Badges is on!

Battle of the Badges—now in its 14th year—aims to raise awareness of the importance of blood donation through a friendly life-saving competition between teams of first responders. The department with the highest participation and most life-saving units wins the competition.

Support your local heroes and help save lives by scheduling a blood donation at one of the following blood drives during the month of August.

Schedule an appointment online (enter sponsor code from drive listings below) or by calling 1-888-GIVE-BLD (888-448-3253).

(Participating blood drives are listed chronologically.)

Chisago County Sheriff’s Office
Thursday, August 1 from 9:00am-12:30pm
313 North Main St. #100, Center City
Sponsor Code: 3993

Loretto Fire Department
Tuesday, August 6 from 2:00pm-8:00pm
259 Medina St. N., Loretto
Sponsor Code: 4130

City of Hopkins Police and Fire Departments
Friday, August 9 from 8:00am-11:30am
101 17th Avenue South, Hopkins
Sponsor Code: 0998

Wayzata Fire Department
Monday, August 12 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
600 Rice Street East, Wayzata
Sponsor Code: 3327

City of Minneapolis
Monday, August 12 from 8:00am-2:00pm
350 South 5th St., Minneapolis
Sponsor Code: 0960

City of New Hope
Monday, August 12 from 3:00pm-6:00pm
4251 Xylon Ave N., New Hope
Sponsor Code: 0677

Shakopee Police Department
Tuesday, August 13 from 11:00am-6:00pm
475 Gorman St., Shakopee
Sponsor Code: 4551

Wyoming Police Department
Tuesday, August 13 from 2:00pm-6:00pm
26885 Forest Blvd., Wyoming
Sponsor Code: 4446

Elk River Police Department
Tuesday, August 13 from 8:00am-12:00pm
13077 Orono Pkwy NW., Elk River
Sponsor Code: 4237

City of Maple Grove
Thursday, August 15 from 8:00am-11:00am
12800 Arbor Lakes Pkwy., Maple Grove
Sponsor Code: 0610

Rogers Police and Fire Departments
Thursday, August 15 from 11:00am-6:00pm
21201 Memorial Dr., Rogers
Sponsor Code: 4024

City of Golden Valley
Thursday, August 15 from 1:30pm-4:30pm
7800 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley
Sponsor Code: 4078

City of Crystal
Monday, August 19 from 2:00pm-6:00pm
4141 Douglas Drive, Crystal
Sponsor Code: 0372

City of Edina and Edina Police Department
Wednesday, August 21 from 9:00am-4:30pm
4801 West 50th Street, Edina
Sponsor Code: 0111

Savage Police Department
Tuesday, August 27 from 8:30am-12:30pm
6000 McColl Dr., Savage
Sponsor Code: 4633

Anoka County Sheriff’s Office
Thursday, August 29 from 12:30pm-5:00pm
13301 Hanson Blvd NW., Anoka
Sponsor Code: 3820

Anoka-Champlin Fire Department
Thursday, August 29 from 2:00pm-5:30pm
275 Harrison St., Anoka
Sponsor Code: 4287