For Immediate Release
October 13, 2014
Sacramento, CA – Local students and residents will have the opportunity to save lives and prove which regional university reigns supreme by donating blood during the 7th Annual Causeway Classic Blood Drive. The Causeway Classic Blood Drive is a friendly competition between rival schools Sacramento State University and University of California, Davis, as students, staff and administrators will roll up their sleeves to see which university can collect the most blood. At the end of the competition period (Oct. 21-Nov. 5), the school with the most registered blood donors wins.
Currently, the overall series is tied with both Sacramento State and UC Davis garnering three victorious years each. The 2013 competition resulted in more than 3,100 participants and over 2,400 pints of blood collected by both schools.
Blood drive participants will receive a FREE T-shirt and MyBloodSource Rewards. Participants can donate blood to help someone in need, such as Brennah Payne, who suffered terrible injuries in a car accident when she was just seven years old. Nine surgeries, many blood transfusions and great medical care helped her return to full health. Now in high school, Brennah encourages blood donation whenever she can.
Causeway Classic Blood Drive Locations and Schedule
Sacramento State (University Union Ballroom): Tuesday, Oct. 21 – Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014,
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
UC Davis (East & West Quad): Tuesday, Nov. 4 – Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Donors can also support their schools by giving blood at any BloodSource donor center or mobile blood drive between Oct. 21 and Nov. 5. Donors can inform BloodSource staff about the university they wish to support, and their donation will be noted in the specific donor club. Sacramento State's donor club is L029 and UC Davis' donor club is 1735.
Established in 1948 as a not-for-profit community blood bank, BloodSource serves a population of over 5 million and provides blood and medical expertise to over 40 hospitals in 30 counties. With 19 BloodSource Donor Centers and over 2,200 mobile drives annually, BloodSource relies on volunteer donors, chairpeople and volunteers to ensure community blood needs are met. Together, we do save lives.
About Blood Donation
Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed BloodSource parent consent form) and be in general good health. There is no upper age limit for blood donations. Donors must bring a photo ID and should drink plenty of fluids before donating. Potential marrow donors aged 18-44 years can register for Be The Match® national marrow registry through BloodSource. Schedule an appointment or learn more at 866.822.5663 or bloodsource.org.