This year Oregon's football teams won't just be competing for points - they're out for blood. <br><br> Please help the American Red Cross and Northwest area patients by taking part in the first annual <b>CIVIL WAR BLOOD DRIVE</b> competition between UO and OSU! All alumni, students, staff, friends, family, and fans of both universities are invited to roll up their sleeves and donate blood.

The CIVIL WAR BLOOD DRIVE will kickoff on November 4th, and run through November 20th, so please make an appointment to donate blood at any American Red Cross location statewide during that time. Make sure to sign the Civil War Blood Drive Honor Roll to support your team when giving blood.

A final tally of the blood drive will be made on November 21st, and the winning university will be announced during the Civil War football game on November 23rd, in Corvallis.

Please call 503-284-4040, or e-mail to schedule your blood donation. If you live in Lane County, you can call 541-484-9111 at Lane Memorial Blood Bank to set-up your appointment. Please allot approximately one hour for your appointment (which includes time for both your paperwork and donation), and wear your school colors! If you have questions about your eligibility to give blood, e-mail the American Red Cross.

And if you don't have tickets for the Civil War - ALL donors who participate in the November 4th kick-off at the Portland Donor Center, American Red Cross will be eligible to win two game-day tickets for the 2002 CIVIL WAR at Reser Stadium. The address for the Portland American Red Cross is 3131 N. Vancouver Ave. (near the Rose Garden) and the hours of the kickoff drive for November 4th is 10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Call 503-284-4040 now set-up your appointment today.

If you can't give blood on November 4th, please call to schedule an appointment to give blood before Nov 20th.

For more information, go to the UO Alumni Association web site.

Both universities are competing for the title, but the real winners are the people who receive the gift of life!

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