SC firefighters, cops vie for blood donors' votes

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Firefighters and police in South Carolina's capital city are participating in a friendly Memorial Day competition, all in the name of blood donation.

The Columbia fire and police departments are participating in a Boots and Badges blood drive Monday at the American Red Cross donor center.

All blood donors will get a free T-shirt and a chance to vote for their favorite team.

The "boots" team represents the Columbia fire department, and the "badges" team is the police department.

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