WMU News

Chips edge Broncos in annual Blood Challenge

Nov. 17, 2003

KALAMAZOO--Central Michigan University edged WMU for the third straight year in the annual Blood Challenge between the rival schools. The blood drive benefits the American Red Cross.

Representatives from CMU were presented with a plaque at halftime of the Nov. 15 football contest between the two schools, played at Waldo Stadium. While the Broncos prevailed, 44-21, over the Chippewas in football, WMU came up four pints short, 866 to 862, in the blood donations for the Red Cross' Great Lakes Blood Services Region. The region supplies blood products to hospitals and medical facilities in 63 Michigan counties.

The sixth annual CMU-WMU Blood Challenge was held Nov. 3-14, with multiple sites for donations on each campus. A large number of WMU student volunteers assisted with the drive, with a variety of student organizations sponsoring individual donation sites during the two-week campaign.

Media contact: Jessica English, 269 387-8400, jessica.english@wmich.edu

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