Campus To Participate in Blood Donation Competition

University to compete with McMurry to raise donations for Meek


HSU and McMurry faculty, staff, students and alumni will participate in the third Meek Blood Drive competition this week. 

This year's competition will be judged based on attendance rates rather than number of pints donated. The Meek Bloodmobiles will be at HSU in front of Behrens Auditorium on Feb. 10th and 11th, Wednesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jason’s Deli sandwiches will be offered to those who donate. Donors will also receive a free t-shirt. The contest is open to the public.  

Hailey McNally, a junior speech pathology major from Abilene, plans to donate at this week's blood drive. 

“I like to donate because it’s really easy and it helps save lives," she said. "I enjoy the competition between McMurry. It’s a fun way to have a little rivalry and see who wins and it’s a great way to have fun and help people at the same time.”  

The winner will be announced during the basketball games on February 13. 

“The most common reason people give is to help people,” University Nurse Sue Biggs said. “Donating can give one a true sense of helping save lives.  It can be a great way to help one’s own community.”

 The results were mixed in the competition's previous two outings. HSU and McMurry donated a total of 188 pints, 94 each, in 2012, ending the competition in a tie. McMurry won in 2011, beating HSU only by 11 pints. 


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