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Battle of the Badges blood drive to begin next week

Posted at 8:38 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 21:38:56-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Davidson County Sheriff's Department hopes to keep its unprecedented run alive. The deputies are going for a seventh straight title in the Battle of the Badges blood drive.

They'll once again face Metro Police and the Nashville Fire Department. The departments held their annual Battle of the Badges press conference Tuesday.

The focus wasn't on the competition only. A survivor of the Waffle House shooting talked about the importance of blood donation.

"I am so thankful to the strangers that gave their blood to help save my life. I had to have blood transfusions almost daily for months...I suffered from multiple gunshot wounds to the arm and leg, and by God's grace, and many blood donors that gave their blood, I am here today to tell my story, and to ask Nashville joins me once again, to help some other people," Sharita Henderson said.

The blood drive begins Monday. Winners of the drive will get free tickets to a pre-season Titans game.