Give blood at Friday's Battle of the Badges

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The Battle of the Badges Sumter Community Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Sumter County Library, 111 N. Harvin St. All first-responder agencies will be competing to collect the most blood. The goal is to collect 60 units.

The public is encouraged to give blood in honor of one of the agencies. Appointments are encouraged. To schedule an appointment, visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code, BattleBadgesSumter.

Donors can also save time by completing a RapidPass. With RapidPass, donors complete the pre-donation reading and health history questionnaire online, on the day of donation, from a mobile device or computer. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass.

Each donor will receive an e-coupon for a free haircut from Sports Clips and a Battle of the Badges T-shirt.