Support local law enforcement and save lives Thursday

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Local first responders are going head to head, or "arm to arm," Thursday, battling to save lives in a different way.

Topeka Police and Topeka Fire are partnering with the American Red Cross in the 2nd annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive. Members of TPD and TFD will be seeing who can recruit the most blood donors.

The blood drive happens Thursday, May 17th, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Holliday Building. Walk ins are welcome or you can schedule an appointment at redcrossblood.org

Topeka Fire squeaked away with the victory last year by a total of one donation.