I think it’s great that MTSU and WKU have been participating in this event every year. It definitely isn’t easy getting a huge turn-out of college students out to do anything let alone give blood. By making this event competitive, MTSU students are without a doubt more likely to donate. The blood drive in accordance with the football game against Western, a conference rival, also fuels the competitive aspect. I also liked how the author thanked all of the participants and those who did not but still contributed in some way. She offered ways that one may still help without actually donating blood themselves. The story cites that more than 1,200 units were donated by both schools combined. The competition was incredibly timely being that Hurricane Sandy occurred during that time. Hopefully, some of those units may be used by victims of the hurricane. I was able to donate this year and though Middle Tennessee lost I feel that the turn-out was much better this year than years past. Maybe we’ll be able to continue our dominance next year. I am glad that both universities have continued to compete and hope that they will continue to. Both have done incredibly in their efforts along with the Red Cross.