UD sets out to reclaim CAA Blood Challenge trophy Nov. 17


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9:19 a.m., Oct. 26, 2010----The University of Delaware is setting out to reclaim the Colonial Athletic Association Have a Heart Blood Challenge trophy.

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UD has won the challenge prize four times by attracting large numbers of blood donors from among students, faculty and staff.

In 2009, Drexel University topped Delaware and matched its four-year winning record.

This year's campus CAA Blood Challenge will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 17, in the Multipurpose Rooms of the Trabant University Center.

Advance registration is important, although some walk-in donors might be able to be accommodated. To register, call the Blood Bank of Delmarva at 1-888-8-BLOOD-8.

The challenge is sponsored by the Resident Student Association, HOLA, Kappa Alpha Theta sorority and the Food Science Club.

There will be free drinks provided by Coca-Cola and Otis Spunkmeyer cookies courtesy of UD Dining Services. The Blood Bank of Delmarva will provide free T-shirts.