The annual Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive just wrapped up.
BEAUFORT CO., SC (WTOC) -
Blood shortages across the country
reach dangerous levels during the summer.
The annual Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive
just wrapped up - collecting blood for the hospitals in Beaufort County through
the Blood Alliance.
The blood drive is a friendly
competition between police and fire departments in the Lowcountry - honoring men
and women working for the departments.
Organizers said that although it's
a friendly competition - it's an important event.
"Blood is a perishable. It can't be
manufactured or produced so people are the ultimate resource. It doesn't last
long. It only lasts 42 days, so it's a constant need of replenishment in the
community," said Jessica Matthews, a donor resource consultant.
Those who donated on Monday got to
vote for their favorite department. The winner will get a pizza party and bragging
rights for the next year.