USU out-bleeds the U in blood drive competition

By Ryan Shelton, Asst. News Editor

The Utah State University Aggies haven’t beaten the Utes on the football field in 11 years, but football isn’t the only competition between the rivals.

USU wrapped up its fifth consecutive Bleed Red blood drive title Saturday, beating the U by 181 units. The U’s only win came during the inaugural blood drive in 2003.

“In retrospect, it was an overall success,” said Stanley Lloyd, Associated Students of the University of Utah community service director . “We absolutely demolished our previous record of 762 units and surpassed our 1,000 unit goal.”

The U collected 1,054 units, and USU collected 1,235 units of blood. One unit of blood is about one pint.

ARUP spokesman Lance Bandley said the 2,289 units of blood collected from both schools is enough to supply Utah’s hospitals for three weeks.

“The Bleed Red drive is a great way to harness the competitiveness between two great schools to help save lives in our community,” Bandley said. “This was a record year.”

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