It's time to pick sides and give back in this big competition that is already heating up.

Who is going to win? Only you can help decide.

The 9th annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is scheduled to take place on July 17 through July 23.

This blood drive is a friendly competition between the Lubbock Fire Rescue and Lubbock Police Department to see who can get the most blood donations.

The police department is already ahead of the game to promote to be chosen.


All participating blood donors will receive a Vitalant Battle of the Badges t-shirt and a pair of movie tickets & free popcorn from Premiere Cinemas, while supplies last.

The drive would be held at the South Plains Mall, 6002 Slide Rd, Lubbock, TX 79414, in the store between Box Lunch and the Hot Topic. It will take place from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments are available and walk-ins are welcome.

So head on out, Blue or Red: Are you donating in support of your police or firefighter first responders?

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