The 22nd annual Bison Valentine Victory Blood Drive, sponsored by NDSU Athletics and United Blood Services, will continue until 4 p.m. today and run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. tomorrow, Feb. 13, at the Bison Sports Arena.
United Blood Services provides blood and blood products for patients at hospitals in North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota, and are in need of donations at this time.
The purpose of the blood drive is to involve all athletics staff, student-athletes and coaches from each of North Dakota State's 16 intercollegiate sports. Each NDSU student-athlete is encouraged to recruit as many volunteers as possible for the blood drive.
Donors must be at least 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds. Donors must show identification when they arrive to donate.
Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Appointments are scheduled for every 15 minutes, and individuals wishing to schedule a time to donate are encouraged to call United Blood Services at 701-293-9453 or go to bloodhero.com and use the sponsor code "athletics."
For more information, contact NDSU womens athletic director Lynn Dorn at 701-231-7807.