Battle of the Badges Blood Drive extended

Posted at: 08/16/2014 9:18 PM
By: Web Staff

You still have one more opportunity to save lives with the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive.

Michele Moore Wright with United blood services says the blood drive has been so successful they are extending it one more day.

The extension of the blood drive allows police an extra chance at the win. Tentative numbers showed the firefighters were ahead by just four donors as of 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Last year, firefighters won the friendly competition by just one donation.

Wright says, over 300 people have donated blood and more than 350 units have been collected so far.

Donors' names will be entered into a raffle for two tickets to the Oct. 23 Denver Broncos – San Diego Chargers football game, two round-trip airline tickets to Denver from Albuquerque, two nights in a downtown Denver hotel and a $300 gift card.

The blood drive will continue Sunday Aug. 17 at Cottonwood Mall from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you're unable to make it Sunday, you can always schedule a donation at because there is always a need for blood.