Lifeblood recognized top division winners for Shelby County’s winter blood drive. The Law Offices of the Shelby County Public Defender took top prize in its category for highest percentage of employee participation.
The Division of Community Services took the overall participation prize.
The winners of each category were honored at a small ceremony in the Mayor’s Conference room. Each was awarded a traveling trophy which they will keep until the next blood drive.
A representative from Lifeblood said Shelby County employees donated enough blood to save 600 lives.
According to Lifeblood, the Memphis area uses blood at an exceptionally high rate, because of the area’s large, sophisticated medical district. It’s estimated that the greater Memphis area uses 120 thousand pints of blood each year.
Shelby County will hold its next blood drive in July.