USC wins Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive competition

The Gamecocks have secured bragging rights for another year after coming out on top in the 29th annual Carolina Clemson Blood Drive, which ended Friday.

The bustling scene inside the Blood Mobile Monday (photo by Allen Wallace)

The bustling scene inside the Blood Mobile Monday at USC (photo by Allen Wallace)

The University of South Carolina had 4,124 donors give this week with Clemson bringing in 3,293 donors. That makes six consecutive wins for USC in the blood drive and a 15-14 lead in the series, which is held on both campuses each year leading up to the schools’ meeting in football.

The Gamecocks will be awarded the blood drive trophy at the Carolina-Clemson football game Nov. 30 at Williams-Brice Stadium.

Donors still can show their Gamecock or Tiger pride and receive a commemorative Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive T-shirt by giving blood now through Dec. 1 at participating blood drives in the Columbia area and at the American Red Cross Donation Center at 2751 Bull St.

Call 1-800-733-2767 or click here for more information or to make an appointment.