LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Every year, WDAM 7 teams up with Vitalant to host the Blood Bowl blood drive, a week-long competition between cities to see who can collect the most donations of life-saving blood.
This year, Laurel took the crown by collecting 122 units of blood. Last year’s winner, Waynesboro, came in a close second with 101 units collected.
During the 2020 WDAM Blood Bowl, eight cities and the Vitalant Hattiesburg Collection Center came together to collect a total of 626 units of blood, beating the overall goal by more than 60 units.
A city-by-city breakdown of the collection numbers is listed below:
- Laurel: 122
- Waynesboro: 101
- Petal: 83
- Columbia: 62
- Hattiesburg: 48
- Collins: 36
- Wiggins: 34
- Sumrall: 32
- Vitalant Hattiesburg Collection Center: 108
A big thanks goes out to all the donors who participated. WDAM 7 looks forward to participating in this life-saving blood drive for years to come.