‘Battle of the Badges’ yields 51 units of blood

AVON, Conn. (WTNH) — Fifty-one units of blood (or about 48.5 pints) were donated Friday in the fifth annual Battle of the Badges, which pits local police officers against local volunteer firefighters for a good cause.

“When people check in, they pick a side, fire department or police department, and whoever gets the most by the end of the day will get a trophy for it,” Jen Resser of the Avon Volunteer Fire Department said as the event was getting under way.

No word yet on which side walked away with the trophy but either way nearly 50 pints of blood are headed to the American Red Cross.

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