The 4th Annual Battle of the Badges Blood Drive starts today, July 20, and runs through Sunday  at Cielo Vista Mall.

Our dedicated firemen, policmen and sheriff's are challenging all El Pasoans to donate blood and help save lives.  They will be at Cielo Vista Mall helping United Blood Services recruit blood donors and donating themselves.  They will also be competing for votes. 

Donate blood on today from 10-6, Saturday 10-6 or Sunday noon - 6 at the mall and you'll get a chance to win a $200 gas card and daily giveaways, Whataburger coupons and cookies.  You can vote for your favorite heroes between the policemen, firemen and sheriffs!

It  takes 175 blood donations everyday to meet the needs of area patients and to be ready for emergencies.  Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pound and be in good health.  Donors who are 16 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian.