'Battle of the Badges' blood drive begins Thursday in Midland

'Battle of the Badges' blood drive begins Thursday in Midland
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MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - The Midland Fire Department and Midland Police Department will go head to head in this year's "Battle of the Badges" blood drive.

The event kicks off Thursday, Sept. 8 and will run through Sunday, Sept. 11.

The event is an annual competition by the United Blood Services.

It's all to benefit those who are in desperate need of blood in West Texas.

The first drive starts at 9 a.m. and will run until 2 p.m.

All donors will receive a shirt, free food and gifts.

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