Only six days into the Civil War Blood Drive and over 2,400 people have cast their ballots. For some, the sweet taste of victory can only be felt by winning the Civil War football game on November 24, but having a trophy to raise high in the name of blood donation will also be gratifying. Much credit is due to the Ducks faithful as they are only down by 128 votes, having already tallied 1,139 donations. Beaver believers have pulled in 1,267 donations, and have the advantage, at least for the time being.In the good nature of a fair competition and an overall need that trumps “winning” the drive, the UO and OSU campuses are holding their blood drives on days that don’t conflict with one another. Oregon State has the campus blood drives occurring now through November 9 at the Memorial Union Ballroom from 11 AM-4 PM. The Ducks begin their campus donation mission on November 12, spanning until November 16 in the Erb Memorial Union from 10 AM-4 PM. The staggered schedules are a smart move, but both teams will need step up their game to beat last year’s total of 6,586 votes, which represent blood donations that went to help hospital patients. Fans of either team can schedule a donation all across Oregon and vote for their team, visit civilwarblooddrive.com to sign up for your appointment and bring good karma to your team on game day.
All of the preparation for the 17-day campaign has not gone unnoticed and linked is some much deserved coverage for the kickoff event, featuring some familiar faces.