Do You Bleed Orange or Green?

I’ve shared my feelings about football before, but here’s one rivalry that I can really get behind. For the seventh year in a row, University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State University Beavers are out for blood. Literally.

From November 6 through November 22, UO and OSU fans, friends, students, parents and alumni will roll up their sleeves at blood drives around the state to give for a good cause. The winning team will be announced at the Civil War football game and the victorious alumni association receives a trophy. Last year, fans, students and alumni of both schools collectively donated more than 7,200 units of blood and platelets to help Oregon patients.

Aside from the warm, fuzzy feeling you get from helping to save lives, each participant who fills out an honor roll ballot is entered to win two tickets to the Civil War football game in Corvallis. Every presenting donor will also receive a Civil War banner ink pen.

To schedule a blood donation, click here or call 1-800-GIVE LIFE (in Lane County, call 541-484-9111). Duck or Beaver, in this game, everyone’s a winner.