YORK, SC – The “Hope” Trophy will stay with the York county Sheriff’s Office one more year!  York County Sheriff Bruce Bryant is pleased to announce the York County Sheriff’s Office is the winner of the 2nd Badges for Blood drive.  The YCSO won with the highest percentage of employees donating blood!

The YCSO had 51 people presented and a total of 45 blood donation.  Over the course of three days of donations from YCSO, Piedmont EMS, county fire departments, and community walks-ins, the Community Blood Center of the Carolina’s collected 108 pints of blood, which in turn will impact 324 lives in York County and the surrounding areas.

“Blood is not made in a factory, so every drop people donate counts,” said Sheriff Bryant. “The real winners are those locally in York County who are in need of the blood collected.”

Piedmont EMS did win the popular vote. Those are the votes collected by donors and walk-ins (non-employees). EMS 61 – Sheriff’s Office 54 -- Fire Department 6

The “Hope” Trophy is the trophy given to the agency who wins the annual blood drive.  The trophy will be on display in the Moss Justice Center lobby.

To learn more about the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas go to www.cbcc.org or call 704-972-4700