Cal Poly Pomona Takes On Mt. SAC

Cal Poly Pomona Takes On Mt. SAC
The blood drive will be April 23-25.

Cal Poly Pomona and Mt. SAC are out for blood, again.

The two schools are competing for the second time from April 23 – 25 to see who can get more people to donate blood and save the most lives.

Last October, Cal Poly Pomona lost by 55 units, but now it's time to show Mt. SAC who's boss. The “Out For Blood” competitive American Red Cross blood drive will be held in the Bronco Student Center, Andromeda Suite, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. each day.

The winning school gets bragging rights and the satisfaction of helping the most people through the American Red Cross.

Appointments can be made in advance, but walk-ins are welcome. For more information visit:

The timing couldn't be better for the American Red Cross, which is in the throws of preventing a recurrence of last summer's blood shortage in Southern California.

Some facts from the American Red Cross:

Thousands of local hospital patients depend on blood donors weekly.

Children with leukemia, adult cancer patients, accident victims, outpatients with scheduled surgeries, and others who require blood transfusions depend on people donating blood. There have been many medical advances over the years, but there is no substitute for donated blood.

Southern California's blood supply is sometimes seriously inadequate.

During blood shortages, physicians have attimes had to postpone scheduled surgeries in order to conserve blood for emergencies. This can be disruptive to patients and families who had planned for a scheduled surgery. Shortages can also leave Southern California with inadequate blood supplies in the event of an earthquake or other major disaster with many injuries.