PORTLAND, Ore. - The Civil War Blood Drive between the University of Oregon Ducks and the Oregon State University Beavers is halfway over. The Beavers are in the lead, but the Ducks are following by just 102 votes.
The campaign draws to a close on Saturday, November 17 and your blood or platelet donation can make a difference in which team will earn the eleventh-season Civil War Blood Drive trophy.
The ballot score currently stands at OSU Beavers 1,740 vs UO Ducks 1,638.
Civil War Blood Drives are scheduled across the state of Oregon and in Vancouver Washington, and it is still anyone's game. So get out there with other fans and bleed orange, or bleed green to help hospital patients in need. Check the campaign website at www.civilwarblooddrive.com for locations of blood drives statewide and for up-to-date scores and campaign history. Please call and make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or in Lane County call (541) 484-9111.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
About Lane Blood Center
Lane Blood Center, previously Lane Memorial Blood Bank, is a nonprofit community organization that offers a safe, easy, ongoing way for healthy Lane County citizens of any income level to share a part of themselves—at our center, school, work, church or a community event—and help save lives locally and around the world.
Your donation is a priceless gift for which there is no substitute. In fact, every pint can save up to three lives. That is something you can definitely feel good about and for which you are greatly appreciated. (We have the stories to prove it.) To schedule an appointment in Lane County, call (541) 484-9111 or visit www.laneblood.org
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About UO Alumni Association
The mission of the University of Oregon Alumni Association is to foster lifelong connections with alumni and friends of the University of Oregon. The UOAA was founded in 1879 and originally served five alumni. Today the Association serves more than 155,000 alumni, including more than 18,000 members, creating opportunities to participate in the life and vitality of the UO community.
The Association also funds scholarships for incoming students and sponsors one of the largest endowed Presidential Scholarships on campus. The UOAA assists the university's legislative advocacy efforts through the Alumni Advocates, a group of alumni and friends committed to lobbying state legislators on behalf of the higher education and the University of Oregon. Visit the UOAA at the new Ford Alumni Center, next to the Matthew Knight Arena. To find out more about how you can get involved, go to uoalumni.com.
About OSU Alumni Association
The Oregon State University Alumni Association is a member-based, nonprofit organization that promotes OSU and engages alumni. Its programs include a web site for alumni, the Oregon Stater magazine, scholarships, regional activities, faculty lecture series, travel opportunities, tailgate parties and more. It is located in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center, which also serves as a conference center. To learn more please visit OSUAA at: www.osualum.com