MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (9-19-2023) – As has become an annual event surrounding the football rivalry between Middle Tennessee and WKU, the two schools will take part in a blood drive battle leading up to the Sept. 28 game in Bowling Green.
Donors can give blood in support of their favorite school on the MTSU campus from Monday, Sept. 25 until Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Rec Center, located at 1848 Blue Raider Drive in Murfreesboro on campus. Donation times will be 11 a.m.-6 p.m. all three days.
All donors have to do is give their sponsor code – MTSU – while donating blood. All donors will receive a $20 Amazon eGift card, a tee-shirt, a free SportsClips haircut, pizza meal, game tickets and will be entered to win a VIP trip for two to a Nascar race.
The Blood Battle winner will be announced at the Sept. 28 football game between the schools. The American Red Cross will present the trophy to the winning school at the game.
Those interested in donating can call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or use the Blood Donor App and enter the sponsor code “MTSU” to schedule an appointment. Donors can also click HERE to make an appointment.
All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age in most states (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
MTSU is currently registering students to volunteer to help at the drive. For further information on volunteering, please contact Blood Drive Committee Chairman Ray Wiley at [email protected].
2010: Middle Tennessee
2011: Middle Tennessee
2013: Middle Tennessee
2014: Middle Tennessee
2015: Middle Tennessee
2017: Middle Tennessee
2018: Middle Tennessee
2019: Middle Tennessee
2020: No head-to-head competition
2021: No head-to-head competition
2022: Middle Tennessee