(All credit to Kristi Lester of the Oklahoma Blood Institute)
What Color Do You Bleed???
You will have your chance to show which team your heart bleeds for by planning to attend the Bedlam Blood Battle this fall. The 2nd Bedlam Blood Battle competition will be held November 14-18 on the OSU Campus. (Location TBD) Last year, OSU barely pulled out the win and Beat OU. (OSU had 1009 donations and OU had 920).
How can you make a difference in securing another Bedlam Blood Battle Championship???
Being a student leader on campus, you can play a big part in the success of this event. Please encourage members of your group to participate in this life saving event. Ask everyone to spread the word by sending out emails, posting to Facebook, Tweeting, and leading by example.
Why should someone donate blood???
Donating blood is something that is free, that has a tremendous impact, and only takes an hour of your time. Did you know that over 60% of the population is eligible to donate but only about 5% actually do? Did you know that every 2 seconds someone is receiving a blood transfusion? Did you know that 3 out of 4 people will need a blood transfusion at some point in their life?
General rules for donation for a college student: weigh at least 110 pounds, have a photo ID (student ID, Drivers License, passport), be in general good health.
Many people have tattoos/piercing and/or may have traveled to foreign countries. This doesn’t disqualify you from donating. The donation rules concerning these have actually lightened up and it’s much easier now and the wait time might be nothing or very little! Make sure you still stop by and try!
What you get for trying to donate???
Free T-Shirt, Chance to win 2 Free Bedlam Football game Tickets, and FREE PIZZA!!! You can also count your hour for the CORD!
FEEL GOOD. GIVE BLOOD. GO POKES!!!