BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) - The people who serve and protect pulled together to help in a different way.
In Statesboro, Wednesday marked the annual "Battle of the Badges" Blood Drive. Statesboro Police, Fire, Bulloch County EMS and the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office rallied to see who could garner the most donations.
American Red Cross organizers say this time of year means higher blood needs but fewer donors.
"It's what I call a double whammy because more people are out on the road and in accidents and need blood but the ones who donate are out of town on vacation," said Biram Chapman, with the American Red Cross.
The drive brought in 35 units. Statesboro Police brought in the most donors two years in a row for 12 months of bragging rights and a trophy.