WCSO champs again

Walker County Messenger - - Front Page - By Mike O’Neal

The Walker County Sher­iff’s Of­fice has, by col­lect­ing a to­tal of 83 units, won this year’s Blood As­sur­ance “Bat­tle of the Badges” com­pe­ti­tion. This was the third time in com­ple­ti­tion’s four years that Sher­iff Steve Wil­son has pre­vailed

Ca­toosa County Sher­iff Gary Sisk was cred­ited with donors hav­ing given a to­tal of 64 units of blood.

Each unit do­nated can save up to three lives, and aside from the sher­iffs earn­ing brag­ging rights, the true win­ners of this friendly com­pe­ti­tion are those who re­ceive life-sav­ing blood prod­ucts.

Whether from trau­matic ac­ci­dents, sched­uled surg­eries or on­go­ing med­i­cal treat­ments, there is a con­stant need for donors. This is par­tic­u­larly dur­ing the sum­mer months when blood drives are not held in schools and many com­pa­nies cur­tail on-site col­lec­tions.

Though the “Bat­tle of the Badges” is over, the de­mand for fresh blood by those fight­ing for their lives is never end­ing.

Any­one in­ter­ested in do­nat­ing should con­tact Blood As­sur­ance at 800-962-0628 or vis­it­ing blood­as­sur­ance.org.

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