University students compete with UNLV in blood drive

9/28/2010 - By: Staff Report

The University of Nevada Wolf Pack football team may be challenging the UNLV Rebels on the football field in Las Vegas this weekend, but that doesn’t mean Reno will be without its own action.

The Associated Students of the University of Nevada (ASUN) Department of Traditions has planned a friendly blood drive competition versus the students and alumni at UNLV to benefit United Blood Services.

The drive began on Monday and goes through this week before the rivalry football game on Oct. 2, when the 25th-ranked Wolf Pack takes on the Rebels.

“Every season Pack fans look forward to the big game against UNLV,” Molly Fronapfel, ASUN Director of Traditions, said. “Since the game is away this year, we needed to do something at home to show our support for our team, our University and our community. Giving blood helps so many people and it only takes about 20 minutes.”

United Blood Services will provide two donation buses at the University of Nevada campus through Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a bus located in the metered parking lot in front of the Joe Crowley Student Union as well as in the metered parking lot in front of Nye Hall off of North Sierra Street. All members of the University community – students, faculty, staff – who are eligible to donate blood are encouraged to do so to aid in a donation victory over UNLV.

The Total number of blood donations will be tallied on Oct. 1 and announced on the Official ASUN Facebook page the following week.

For more information, contact Whitney Lee at publicrelations@asun.unr.edu.


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