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Inaugural Badge for Life blood event success

K. William Boyer
Washington County News

BONIFAY - Holmes County Sheriff's Office is marking the inaugural Badge for Life blood drive recently held in the county a rousing success. 

The local law enforcement agency said the event collected 37 units, and of those 37 units, 8 units were Convalescent Plasma Units.  HCSO said that considering OneBlood has had to reduce the number of people allowed on their donation bus out of Covid-19 precautions, that was an amazing number of units for a six-hour time span.

"We are so thankful by the response we received from our caring and giving community," HCSO Public Information Officer Carol Wyatt said. 

Deputy Jerry Eldridge donating blood during the event
Sgt. Bill Pate donates blood during the event
Sheriff John Tate donates blood during the event