2005 Civil War Blood Drive, Nov 1-16

For the fourth year in a row, and with your help, the University of Oregon and Oregon State University will be saving thousands of lives this football season.

This November, score points for the DUCKS!

We are calling on you to donate blood, at any location across the state, during the fourth annual Civil War Blood Drive, November 1–16. The university with the most donors, statewide, will be honored as the "Civil War Blood Drive Champions" announced at the game November 19.

Last year, fans, students and alumni of both schools collectively donated more than 7,000 units of blood to help Northwest patients. This year, we challenge our alumni and friends across the state to help us meet an even greater goal of 9,000 blood donations.

The holiday season will, once again, impact the blood inventories of the American Red Cross and Lane Memorial Blood Bank. While holiday events distract us from regular blood donation in November and December, it's important to keep our community blood supply filled. The blood collected during the Civil War Blood Drive will help ensure the medical needs of our families, friends and neighbors are met all winter long.

Please schedule a donation on behalf of your DUCKS at any blood drive, statewide, by November 16. In addition to helping the University of Oregon win the competition, you'll help save as many as three lives. Plus, all participants will receive great Civil War Blood Drive giveaways, while supplies last. Will you be the next MVP? Call 1-800-GIVE LIFE or 541-484-9111 to schedule your appointment at any local blood drive. For more information, visit CivilWarBloodDrive.com.

Both universities will be competing for the title, but the real winners are the patients who receive the gift of life. Together, we can save a life.

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