Fans of the Tusculum Pioneers and Carson-Newman Eagles can support their team while aiding the East Tennessee Medic Regional Blood Center by participating in the sixth annual Blood Drive Bowl next week.
The event is part of the festivities leading up to the November 8th football game between the Pioneers and Eagles that kicks off at 1:30 p.m. from the Niswonger Sports Complex and Pioneer Field in Greeneville. There will be several opportunities for fans to donate blood.
On Wednesday (Nov. 5), Tusculum students, faculty, staff and fans may donate on the Greeneville campus at the Niswonger Student Commons from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Blood donations will also be taken at the following locations:
- Monday (Nov. 3) at the Super Wal-Mart in Greeneville from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.;
- Thursday (Nov. 6) at the Tusculum College - Morristown site (420 West Morris Blvd.) from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.;
- Friday (Nov. 7) at K-Mart in the Greeneville Commons from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Blood donations may also be given during the week at the MEDIC Regional Blood Center in Knoxville (1601 Ailor Ave.) during the following hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Please let the screener know your donation should count towards Tusculum College.
A tee-shirt will be provided to all donors, along with refreshments on the site. Donors should bring a valid driver’s license or other official photo ID in order to give blood. Medical prescreening and a free cholesterol test (no fasting necessary) will be provided at the sites. One donation a year exempts donors and their IRS dependents from paying blood supplier processing fees at any U.S. hospital.
The winning school will be announced at halftime of Saturday’s football game. Carson-Newman leads the series 3-2, including last year as the Eagles edged the Pioneers by only five (5) units of blood. Tusculum won the inaugural title in 2003 and again 2005. Carson-Newman has captured bragging rights in three of the last four years (2004, 2006, 2007).
The Fifth Annual Blood Drive Bowl is sponsored by Radio Greeneville, Inc. (WIKQ-FM, WSMG-AM), Medic Regional Blood Center, Choice Corporate Training, News Channel 11 in Johnson City (WJHL-TV), and the Greeneville Sun.
For more information, contact the MEDIC Regional Blood Center at (865) 524-3074 or at www.medicblood.com.