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American Red Cross and the annual Battle of the Badges blood drive

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

The American Red Cross is counting up votes from the annual "Battle of the Badges" community blood drive.

Each year people are asked to donate blood and then vote for their favorite public safety organization.

This year, the Red Cross set a goal of 35 pints of blood, and as of Thursday morning, they have already collected 20 pints.

"We've had a great day," said SCMPD Communications Commander Lt. Jeff Olson. "Mayor Jackson came out to kick things off, and I was the very first one to donate blood to get things started. It was good seeing the mayor, and she was showing her support for the community."

The agency that gets the most donations will be recognized by the American Red Cross.

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