Monday, October 29, 2012

[130] Donation appointments still available to 'Bleed Blue' for MTSU

FOR RELEASE: Oct. 25, 2012
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina E. Fann, 615-898-5385 or

MURFREESBORO Attention MTSU students, alumni, employees, friends and supporters: Have you made your appointment to "bleed blue" for MTSU next week? 

There's still time to beat the rush, support the university and, most importantly, save lives!

Visit today and choose your most convenient time to donate blood Oct. 29-31 — Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday — in MTSU's annual "Bleed Blue, Beat WKU" competition with Western Kentucky.

Appointments are still open from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 29; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30; and 9 a.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Halloween, the final donation day, is expected to be the busiest.

The blood-collection champion Blue Raiders are competing for a third year with WKU's Hilltoppers to donate the most pints of blood for the region before they meet on the football field Thursday, Nov. 1.

MTSU supporters can donate blood in the university's Student Health, Wellness and Recreation Center on Blue Raider Drive on the east side of campus. The American Red Cross's Heart of Tennessee Chapter also will accept MTSU-affiliated donations at its Murfreesboro office at 501 Memorial Blvd. on Oct. 29.

Walk-in donors will be welcome during the three-day drive, but making an appointment will help donors get the most convenient times and speedier processing on donation day. Reserved parking also will be available at the Rec Center for blood donors all three days.

The winner of the 2012 “Bleed Blue-Beat WKU” drive will be announced at halftime of the MTSU-WKU game on Nov. 1 in Bowling Green, Ky., at WKU’s Smith Stadium.

For directions to MTSU's Rec Center, visit For updates and more information about the blood drive, visit or


MTSU is committed to developing a community devoted to learning, growth and service. We hold these values dear, and there’s a simple phrase that conveys them:  “I am True Blue.” Learn more at For MTSU news anytime, visit

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