USC wins 33rd annual Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive

Over 5000 pints collected

Ed Jenson
November 18, 2017 - 10:24 am

The University of South Carolina and Clemson University wrapped up their 33rd annual American Red Cross blood drive on Friday, resulting in a win for USC. Carolina now holds an 18-15 lead in the annual competition with Clemson. The 2017 Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive took place on both campuses Nov. 13-17 with students, staff, faculty and fans showing support for their favorite team by donating blood with the Red Cross.

This year’s competition was neck and neck, with Clemson collecting 2,554 pints of blood to Carolina’s 2,602. Overall, the event resulted in 5,156 pints of blood collected.

USC will be awarded the coveted blood drive trophy at the Carolina-Clemson football game Nov. 25 at Williams-Brice Stadium.

The Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive is held annually the week before the Carolina-Clemson football game. The drive comes at the start of the holiday season when blood donations typically decrease. Over the past three decades of competition, the universities have collected over 115,000 pints of blood.

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