NEWARK, De. - Police and fire departments across Delmarva are going head to head starting Monday.
The Blood Bank of Delmarva is hosting a Boots and Badges Hero Drive which runs from December 2 to to Saturday, December 14.
It's a friendly competition to see which arm of the civil services can bring in the most blood donations during the two week period.
Blood donors can show their support for one or the other by filling out a Hero Card when they go to any of the donation centers to give blood.
Michael Waite, Director of Marketing and Community Relations for Blood Bank of Delmarva, says, "We typically see a decrease in donation around this time of year because so many people are involved in holiday activities. The competition will be a way to ensure we have the 350 donors we need each day to serve the needs of the 16 hospitals on Delmarva."