WKU fans will have the chance to compete to save lives this week with the American Red Cross' blood drive competition against MTSU.
The American Red Cross's WKU v. MTSU Blood Battle is underway at WKU's Preston Health and Activities Center.
Students, faculty, and the community are asked to compete to save lives by donating blood. One organizer faced a life threatening need for blood, and knows the importance of donating first-hand.
"So it means alot to me for people to come out and do that. At that point in time, I really understood how important it was for people to give, and I want to give back, so I'm here today," said WKU Assistant Director of Health Education Kathryn Steward.
Red Cross officials say hurricane Sandy has made that need even greater.
In the past 24 hours, they have been forced to shut down over a hundred scheduled blood drives in eleven states hours due to the storm.
The WKU vs. MTSU Blood Battle blood drive will be held from noon to 6 p.m. Oct. 29; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30; and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Preston Health and Activities Center.
The winner will be announced at the WKU v. MTSU game on Nov. 1.
For more information on the blood drive go to http://www.redcrossblood.org/promotions/tennesseevalley/wku-vs-mtsu-blood-battle