Blood drive held by sheriff’s department
July 22, 2012 by James
On Wednesday, July 18, the Sheriff’s Department of Lexington County held a blood drive at the James Metts Law Enforcement Complex in Lexington, South Carolina. The Department no doubt used flyer printing and poster printing to encourage as many people as possible to donate blood as, according to James Metts, the Sheriff of Lexington County, there is a critical shortage of blood that is currently being experienced by the American Red Cross. Prior to the blood drive, he was publicly asking as many people as possible to take the time to make an appointment between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department conducts blood drives with the South Carolina Chapter of the American Red Cross on a regular basis. The last blood drive was held on January 19 during which time 105 units of blood were donated and since 2006, blood drives between the two organizations has resulted in a total of 1,034 units of blood being donated to the Red Cross.
The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department is a law enforcement agency that is internationally accredited. It has its headquarters in Lexington in the Midlands region of South Carolina and serves a population of more than 235,000 citizens. Because of the high standard of living in the County, the County is thriving due to excellent schools, the variety in its economy and the many recreational opportunities and is experiencing a tremendous amount of growth. This high quality of life is supported on a daily basis by the County’s Sheriff’s Department.