MURFREESBORO — The annual “Bleed Blue” blood drive is the subject of the upcoming “MTSU On the Record” radio program.
Host Gina Logue’s interview with Patricia Wright of the American Red Cross in Rutherford County and Ray Wiley, associate director of campus recreation, will air from 5:30 to 6 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 28, and from 8 to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and http://www.wmot.org).
Donors are invited to give blood between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, through Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the MTSU Campus Recreation Center. A searchable campus map is available at http://tinyurl.com/MTSU Parking2015-16. All community donors will have free parking.
“We’re probably running 20 to 25 blood drives a month in and around the county,” said Wright. “However, most of them have a blood drive goal of collecting, you know, maybe between 20 and 30 pints of blood depending on who we’re working with that day. The goal here for the MTSU blood drive is to see over 700 people.”
“Historically speaking, our students have always stepped up when they know there’s a need,” said Wiley. “Every year, for this blood drive, it’s amazing just how many students come and support.”
MTSU has won four of the six competitions with WKU. The winner of this year’s drives will be announced Saturday, Oct. 10, at WKU’s Smith Stadium in Bowling, Green, Kentucky, during the football game between the Blue Raiders and the Hilltoppers.
You can learn more about this year’s “Bleed Blue” blood drive at MTSU at http://ow.ly/S3zlF.
To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to http://www.mtsunews.com and click the “more” link under “Audio Clips.”
For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.