Monarchs Participate In Blood Drive
By ODU Athletics
Nov. 28, 2011
Norfolk, Va. - The ODU Baseball Monarchs participated in the annual CAA Blood Drive Challenge held on Nov. 10th joining blood donors throughout Old Dominion's campus with the goal of saving the lives of up to 1,000 people.
The CAA Blood Challenge has raised 26,819 units of blood over the past nine years, which has helped save 80,457 lives. The 2010 event resulted in 4,498 actual donors and 4,718 productive units of blood from the 12 CAA campuses, which represented an eight percent increase over the 2009 totals and more than four times the amount collected during the inaugural blood challenge in 2002.
The CAA Blood Challenge was developed by the conference presidents as a fun way to emphasize the critical importance of donating blood. Each institution promotes the event on campus and encourages student groups, faculty, staff and alumni to participate and support their school.