The rivalry between Illinois State University and Bradley University has been a fierce one for generations. This week, these two schools are going head-to-head in a battle to determine which one can give the most blood!
The Challenge on 74 will bring in blood donors from both universities, to help bolster the American Red Cross blood supply. The Redbird Red Cross Club will be taking on the Bradley Red Cross Club for bragging rights and while there is only one winner of this battle, the real winners will be people who will receive lifesaving blood during their time of need, because of these blood donations.
Wednesday, March 30 and Thursday, March 31 | Noon to 6 p.m.
Bradley University · Markin Center
Wednesday, March 30 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ISU Redbird Arena · Legends Room
Thursday, March 31 | 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ISU Bone Student Center · Old Main Room
The need for blood is constant. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood. The Red Cross collects 40% of the nation’s blood supply. Make an appointment to give blood or platelets by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting redcrossblood.org or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767). Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RedCrossIL.