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Student Red Cross Club Kicks Off Donor Challenge

For the next few weeks, the Penn State Student Red Cross Club is encouraging you to pick sides. Keeping with the endless debate of what side of the state is superior, SRCC is challenging the campus: which city’s fans can bring out more donors and help the Red Cross make up a serious blood shortage?

Inspired by last year’s successful PSU vs. MSU challenge, students who give blood at one of SRCC’s blood drives between Thursday, September 2nd through September 23rd can choose their side when they sign up donate: Philly, Pittsburgh, or other (for you misguided New York Giants fans out there). The winning city will have its donors entered to win a jersey from the team of their choice. In addition to the possibility of winning some cool team swag, all donors will be entered to win Dick’s Sporting Goods and Rapid Transit gift certificates. Pizza Mia and Sugar On Top are sponsors of the prizes.

Julie Agee, Vice President of SRCC, says that the organization hopes to bring out more blood donors to make up a deficit from the summer. “The Penn State campus loses 30% of its eligible donors during the summer when there are less classes,” she says. “As a result of this loss in donors, we have entered into a critical appeal for O+, O-, A-, and B- blood types, though all blood types are always needed.”

Agee also praises the other student organizations who are supportive of the SRCC’s efforts: “We work with around 100 student organizations on campus throughout the year. Student organizations are encouraged to sponsor a blood drive though us and help provide community service hours for there members. Without the involvement of these student organizations and the volunteers in the Student Red Cross Club, our drives would not be successful.”

Plus, if a good cause and the appeal of a classic Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh rivalry wasn’t enough, there’s free pizza.

If you’re interested in donating, check out the PSU Red Cross site for a list of scheduled drives and locations.

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Mike A.

Mike is a junior majoring in Marketing. In addition to writing for Onward State, Mike is involved with CCSG and is interning this semester. You can reach him at [email protected] or via twitter @malexander131



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