Rivals for Life – UO Ducks Win the Civil War Blood Drive Competition

November 23, 2011

Final Civil War Blood Drive Score: Ducks 3,416 – Beavers 3,173

The ten-year anniversary of the Civil War Blood Drive was a fierce competition this year and the numbers show how close the pursuit was to capture the annual trophy and bragging rights. The final numbers show that the University of Oregon Ducks prevailed with a 243 point difference. The Ducks had 3,416 blood drive ballots cast, the Oregon State University Beavers came in very close with 3,173 ballots entered.

Congratulations to winners Kami W. from Creswell, Oregon, and Paul F. from Eugene, Oregon, who both won a pair of tickets to the 2011 Civil War football game. Congratulations also to Teresa Y. from Corvallis, Oregon, who won a $100 certificate to the OSU store for Beavers gear!

For the second year in a row, the Ducks have been victorious in the Civil War Blood Drive. To view the full history of the blood drive campaign, visit civilwarblooddrive.com. The need for blood is constant; and it is especially important to have an ample supply during the winter season. For those wanting to help hospital patients by donating blood,

Blood donor appointments are available this week and the American Red Cross will be open on Thanksgiving Day in Portland, Salem, Bend, Klamath Falls, and Vancouver, Washington donor centers. If you would like to make an appointment to donate platelets at the Clark County, Portland, or the Richland, Washington donor centers, please call 1-800-787-9691.

It is important to remember that the real winners of this healthy competition are hospital patients who are in need of blood and platelet transfusions throughout the year. Many people helped to facilitate making our ten-year Civil War Blood Drive anniversary a success. To all those who partnered, created, volunteered, promoted, supported, collected or gave blood and platelets, we are exceedingly thankful for your support.

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 us online 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 laneblood.org

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