For Immediate Release
October 9, 2015
Sacramento, CA – Local students and residents can save lives and prove which regional university reigns supreme by donating blood during the Eighth Annual Causeway Classic Blood Drive. The Causeway Classic Blood Drive is a friendly competition between rival schools Sacramento State and University of California, Davis as students, staff and administrators roll up their sleeves to see which university can collect the most blood. At the end of the competition period (Oct. 20 – Nov. 5), the school with the most registered blood donors wins.
An on-campus blood drive will be held at Sacramento State inside the University Union Ballroom on October 20 – 21, from 10:00am – 5:00pm. BloodSource will also offer a free Be The Match® marrow registry for those ages 18-44 years old, providing another way to save lives. Blood drive participants will receive a FREE T-shirt and MyBloodSource Rewards. All participating campus groups will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win $500. The campus group garnering the most participation will have the best chance to win.
UC Davis leads the series with four victorious years compared to Sacramento State’s three years. In 2014, more than 3,300 participants supported both schools, with UC Davis defeating Sacramento State by a narrow margin of 11 donors. Participants can also support Sacramento State by giving blood at any BloodSource donor center or mobile blood drive between Oct. 20 and Nov. 5. Donors can inform BloodSource staff that they wish to support Sacramento State’s donor club L029, and their donation will be noted.
For more information, please contact Associated Students Inc., at (916) 278-4241. To volunteer at the blood drive, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 the Northern and Central California regions. With 15 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.