WMU blood drive competition is March 23

contact: Deanne Puca
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University students have set from 11 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at the Bernhard Center for the Bronco Blood Bash, a friendly competition with Central Michigan University to see which school can collect the most pints of blood. The CMU portion of the challenge will run March 29.

All members of the University and Greater Kalamazoo communities are invited to participate.

About the challenge

For this year's friendly CMU vs. WMU challenge, both universities are hoping to collect at least 200 pints of blood during the challenge.

Everyone who shows up to donate blood March 23 will receive a free hero T-shirt. Walk-ins are welcome; however, making an appointment will result in faster processing. To make an appointment, go to the American Red Cross website at redcrossblood.org and type enter the sponsor code broncobloodbash (all one word), download and use the Blood Donor App, or call (800) 733-2767.

For the fastest experience possible, those planning to donate should complete a RapidPass as well as schedule a donation appointment. RapidPass, explained at redcrossblood.org/rapidpass, allows donors to complete necessary paperwork at home and save about 15 minutes during the donation process.

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