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Battle of the Badges kicks off in SE Minnesota Tuesday

Battle of the Badges kicks off in SE Minnesota Tuesday

KAAL-TV
Created: June 01, 2021 10:47 AM

(ABC 6 News) - Tuesday begins a competition between first responders in several SE Minnesota towns in Battle of the Badges.

The Mayo Clinic Blood Donor Program is hosting the competition. It's all about encouraging people to donate blood and "build community relationships and awareness about donating blood and blood products."

Departments participating include:

  • Mayo Clinic Ambulance Service
  • Byron Fire Department
  • Rochester Fire Department
  • Stewartville Fire Department
  • Rochester Police Department
  • Olmsted County Sheriff's Office

Anyone from the community who is 16 or older and wishes to donate blood on behalf of one of these organizations also can participate. Donors can select the first responder team they'd like their donation to represent. 

The competition begins Tuesday and goes until Aug. 31.

Donation sites are located at:

Mayo Clinic
Hilton Building, First Floor
210 Second St. SW
Rochester, MN  55902
 

Mayo Clinic Hospital ? Rochester Saint Marys Campus
Joseph Building, Main Floor, Room M-86
1216 Second St. SW
Rochester, MN  55902
 


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