The Battle of the Badges has begun. All police, fire, parole, probation, sheriffs, CHP and the other law enforcement agencies are invited donate blood at the BloodSource blood center in Merced starting Dec. 12-16.
All donors will receive a holiday T-shirt as well as a coupon for a pint of Baskin-Robbins ice cream. When you arrive to donate blood, sign in and write down the agency you are representing or supporting.
The goal is to have more 60 people participate during the event.
The blood center is located in Merced at 382 East Yosemite Ave. near the Merced College campus. For office hours or to make an appointment call (209) 724-0428.