Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2024

Saturday, January 20, 2024

During January, February and March, the LAFD, LAPD, and L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are conducting the Battle of the Badges blood donation contest, a friendly  annual competition between Southern California first responders to see who can recruit the most blood donors - and we're asking you to join Team LAFD in helping save lives!

This blood drive is the largest among public safety agencies in the country. Since the competition began in 2007, your local first responders have donated more than 50,000 units of blood.

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



Those who are eligible to donate blood can easily make a required appointment through the Red Cross Blood Donor App, by visiting, or calling 1-800-RED-CROSS and entering the sponsor code BOB24. 

Those who support Battle of the Badges will receive our heartfelt appreciation - and a commemorative t-shirt, while supplies last. So please tap, click or call today!

The remaining LAFD Battle of the Badges Community Blood Drive:

  • Saturday, March 23, 2024  8:00 am - 2:00 pm - Fire Station 87 - 10124 Balboa Boulevard, Granada Hills 91344

Last year’s event produced 2,500 units of blood and this year’s goal is 3,000. So, please roll up your sleeve alongside the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department to ensure the gift of blood is available for anyone in need.

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