Sherman Battle of the Badges blood drive set to kick off

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SHERMAN, TX -- Sherman police and firefighters 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's 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.

Dr. Clint Hayes said, "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."

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.