Firefighters Win Boots N' Badges Challenge

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX - The Coastal Bend Blood Center recognized area fire departments for gaining the most blood donations recently as part of the 15th Annual Boots N' Badges Blood Drive Challenge. At the end of the week-long event, these agencies and their supporters collectively donated a total of 534 units for patients and hospitals of the Coastal Bend. Fire Departments around the Coastal Bend combined their efforts and came out on top with 271 units of blood collected. Police agencies collected 263 units of blood. With a total of 18 units donated, the Corpus Christi Fire Department placed number one in the blood drive challenge and took possession of the traveling “Blood Cup.”