The Dixon Police and Fire departments had a friendly competition with some blood Monday afternoon. Blood donors during the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive chose which department received credit for the pints of blood collected at the fire department. Badge holders, including Dixon Fire Chief Tim Shipman, braved the needle to help save lives with a donation. The American Red Cross assisted with the blood drive. Visit redcross.org/give-blood.html to find blood drives or for more information about how to donate.
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