Hello from the Erb Memorial Union on the beautiful University of Oregon Campus! My name’s Shahnaz, and I’m a student and Blood Drive Association member at the University of Oregon. We are now more than half-way through the week, and we are continuing to creep up on our rivals from Corvallis. This past weekend, we displayed our Pac-12 dominance in football by routing Stanford, and we are thirsty for more Pac-12 blood! When I asked students their views on the rivalry, most responded with something similar to what one donor said “we already know we are going to beat OSU in football, so we want to win in something else”. Watch out OSU, we are coming for you! Whether the students see banners, fliers, and table tents around campus, or are enticed by Buddy the Blood Drop, they all donate for the same reasons; to assist those in need, and to show school spirit. Students say they love being able to make a difference, and help save three people’s lives, all in about one hour.
There is still time to bleed orange or green for your team and assist those in need, so check out the campaign website for locations of blood drives around the state, and updated scores! If you would like to make an appointment call 1-800-RED CROSS or in Lane County call (541) 484-9111. Photo Courtesy of Scott Waggoner.