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Penn State Makes Final Push in Blood Drive Challenge Against Michigan State

It’s all come down to this.

Today is the final day of the 20th annual Blood Drive Challenge between Penn State and Michigan State. While the Nittany Lions have taken 13 of the first 19 competitions against the Spartans, we are in jeopardy of dropping the vicennial competition. After yesterday’s modest surge, Penn State trails by 95 points to Michigan State’s 1340 pints.

Wendi Keeler, a field representative for the American Red Cross, says donations have been down this year.

“Each school attempts to collect 2,000 units and most years we come pretty close to 1,850, 1,900, a couple of years we’ve actually gone over the 2,000 mark,” she said. “This year we are really struggling. I don’t know if it’s apathy on campus, I don’t know if we haven’t done a good job with the publicity but we’re really struggling even to get 100 to 150 units a day.”

Keeler says that if Penn State gets more than 300 pints today, they’ll have a shot at winning. Anyone — including community members not affiliated with Penn State — can donate blood today until 9 p.m. in the HUB. More than 150 people have appointments scheduled already. Walk-ins are accepted, but the Red Cross recommends scheduling an appointment on its website. An ID is also required.

Let’s help put Penn State over the top and keep the Blood Challenge trophy in Happy Valley!

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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