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Hancock County 'Battle of the Badges' blood drive set for Aug. 9

Last year's blood drive was canceled due to COVID-19; but this year, the battle will be a four-way competition.
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HANCOCK COUNTY, Ohio — A special battle of the badges is being planned in Hancock County, and it's going to be a four-way fight.

This year, the Hancock County "Battle of the Badges" blood drive will be between the Findlay Police Department, Findlay Fire Department, Hancock County Sheriff's Office and Hancock County EMS.

Those donating blood can say which department their donation goes toward — it's a fun way to get more people out and donating during an ongoing blood shortage.

"A lot of people look for us to be the leaders in the community," Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Corey Hartman said. "So, why not be that leading force that goes out there and tries to do some greater good in the community and get them more blood since we are so short right now?" 

The blood drive is being held on Monday, Aug. 9 from noon to 6 p.m. at the Findlay Elks Club.

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