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VPD, VFD compete to help collect blood donations

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

The Valdosta Fire Department and Valdosta Police Department battled it out Thursday to see who could donate more units of blood to the American Red Cross.

The donation event ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A total of 89 fire fighters and police officers came out and donated blood during the event but more than 89 units of blood were collected, as many citizens also came out to donate blood.

The Police Department won, with 46 units of blood donated. The fire department had 43. Members of the fire department will now have to wash one of the police department's emergency response vehicles as a result.

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