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Genesee County first responders to compete in Battle of the Badges for Red Cross

BATAVIA – First responders from several Genesee County agencies will compete in a first-ever Battle of the Badges, donating blood to the American Red Cross on Aug. 11.

The friendly competition, which coincides with a national blood shortage, will be held from noon to 7 p.m. in Quality Inn & Suites, 8250 Park Road. The competition includes State Police, Genesee County Sheriff’s Officet, Mercy EMS, City of Batavia Police and Fire departments and the Town of Batavia Fire Department.

The event is being held in conjunction with Batavia’s 11th annual Mega Blood Drive, sponsored by Tompkins Financial.

To make an appointment for the Battled of the Badges, donors can download the Red Cross Blood Donor App at or call 1-800-733-2767.

In appreciation, donors will be emailed $5 gift card claim codes.

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