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Battle of blood: Wildcats vs. Aggies

Tim Costello, Reporter September 14, 2023

From Sept. 11 to 15, Weber State University students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to donate blood as a part of community outreach with the American Red Cross. Weber State has two annual blood...

A great way to donate: WSU hosts blood drive

McKinna Baird, Reporter February 9, 2023

On Feb. 6-8, the Dee Events Center and the Shepherd Union building welcomed the American Red Cross for a blood drive. The blood drive offered appointments to donors, but accepted walk-ins whenever possible....

Medical supplies set over a table for the Dee Events blood drive. Photo credit: Camryn Johnson

To B or not to B-negative

Rebecca Baggett February 9, 2022

Weber State University held a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross from Feb. 7-9, during what the Red Cross is calling “the worst blood shortage in over a decade.”During the...

Blood Battle participants in the Shepard Union Ballroom on WSUs main campus. (Robert Lewis / The Signpost)

‘Cats bleed purple for blood drive

Kierstynn King August 26, 2020

Each year at the beginning of fall semester, with the help of the American Red Cross, WSU and USU compete in a bloody contest: the annual Blood Drive. During Aug. 24 to 28, the Shepherd Union ballrooms...

(American Red Cross Chair Hannah Wadsworth)

Got that purple blood

Marisa Nelson September 6, 2019

One pint of blood can save up to three lives, and the summer months is when blood is in short supply. The last week in August, as students returned to Weber State, the Fall 2019 Blood Battle between Utah...

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To blood and beyond

Hannah Olsen February 14, 2019

On average, according to the American Red Cross, a person in America needs blood every two seconds, and every eight minutes they respond to someone in crisis. That’s a lot of blood needed from donors....

Members of Layton City Fire Department and the Red Cross pose with students from Ogden Peak Communications who developed and implemented the PR campaign for Sound the Alarm. (Nina Morse / The Signpost)

Preventing fires one detector at a time

Nina Morse September 29, 2017

The Northern Utah Chapter of the American Red Cross announced on Sept. 27 that it is partnering with Layton City Fire Department and Davis Hospital in an effort to install smoke alarms in Layton homes. The...

Rebecca Maringer, freshman in Public Relations & Advertising, holds hands with Daysia Willden, BIS Sophomore, while Willden is prepped for a blood donation at Weber State Universitys blood drive on Thursday, Sept 1. (Emily Crooks / The Signpost)

Blood drive pumps out victory

Deborah Wilber September 8, 2017

September 1 marked the end of another friendly competition between Weber State University and Utah State University to help save lives. Dating back to 1999, WSU and USU have partnered with the American...

Melissa Dickson, of the American Red Cross, preps Weber State University senior Chris Brown for a blood donation at Weber State Universitys blood drive on Thursday, Sept 1. (Emily Crooks / The Signpost)

WSU v. USU: The battle for blood

Sarah Earnshaw September 1, 2016

Yesterday marked the end of this year’s annual blood drive competition between Weber State University and Utah State University, at least for Weber State University. USU has one more day in the competition....

Wildcats take on local universities in Blood Battle

September 6, 2013

The Blood Battle, an annual blood drive hosted by the American Red Cross, will pit northern Utah universities against each other in an attempt to see which school will donate the most blood. The event...

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