Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2023

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

During February and March, the LAFD, LAPD, and LA County Sheriff’s Department are conducting the annual Battle of the Badges blood donation contest between Southern California first responders - and you are asked to join Team LAFD in helping save lives.

This blood drive is the largest among public safety agencies in the country, and since the competition began in 2007, first responders have donated a total of 50,000 units of blood.

Give Blood. Help Save Lives. Battle of the Badges Blood Drive


Those who are eligible to donate blood can make an appointment through the Blood Donor App, by visiting and entering the sponsor code BOB23, or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS. 

The remaining Los Angeles Fire Department Battle of the Badges Community Blood Drives:

  • Friday, March 24, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Fire Station 5 - 8900 South Emerson Avenue, Los Angeles 90045
  • Friday, March 24, 2023 9:00 am – 3:00 pm - Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center (Bloodmobile) - 1700 Stadium Way, Los Angeles 90012

To make your life-saving appointment online go to and enter sponsor code: BOB23. Support Battle of the Badges and get a commemorative t-shirt!

Last year’s event produced 2,500 units of blood and this year’s goal is 3,000 pints. So, roll up your sleeves and ensure the gift of blood is on shelves for anyone who is in need. This is another incredible opportunity to touch lives in your community.

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