Ascension Saint Thomas Health in Tennessee recently teamed up with the Tennessee Titans and Davidson County Metro Police, Sheriff and Fire departments for the annual Music City Battle of the Badges blood drive.

More than 900 donors participated in the drive, which honored fallen Nashville police officer John Anderson.

“Blood donation is incredibly important as it is used for a wide range of clinical circumstances, and donated blood often saves lives,” said Sam Straton, Chief Nursing Officer, Ascension Saint Thomas West. “At Ascension Saint Thomas, we are honored to support the efforts of impactful of organizations saving lives across Middle Tennessee.”

Ascension Saint Thomas is the official healthcare provider for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.

“The Tennessee Titans are proud to be associated with [Ascension] Saint Thomas Health and the Battle of the Badges. And we believe honoring officer John Anderson during this year’s blood drive is part of a fitting tribute to his memory,” said Steve Underwood, Titans President and CEO.

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