SHERMAN, TX -- The Sherman police and fire departments are gearing up to battle for blood.
It's the Texoma Regional Blood Center's 10th Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive.
It's Friday from 7 AM until 7 PM.
Sherman Police and Sherman Fire are vying to win the coveted trophy that is awarded to the department with the most votes from blood donation participants.
If you're at least 17 years of age and are healthy, just show up in front of the Police Department.
"It's critical that people in this area give blood because the blood given here is used in the Texoma area, so it's not something that goes a long way away, it stays right here in the community," says blood donor and area doctor, Clint Hayes.
The Texoma Regional Blood Center will also be accepting donations at their location on Texoma Parkway.
They want to remind everyone that one pint of blood will save three lives.