WKU-MTSU hold ninth annual “Blood Battle” blood drive

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Wednesday was the final day of the annual “Blood Battle” blood drive between Western Kentucky University and Middle Tennessee State University.

The ninth annual competition is the second largest blood drive in the Kentucky-Tennessee region for the American Red Cross.

Officials with the event say it’s continued to grow with every passing year.

In 2018, the two schools donated between 800 to 1,000 pints of blood, but MTSU won the competition after WKU took home the title the year prior.

Every pint of blood donated helps to save up to three people’s lives.

The yearly event takes place leading up to the WKU-MTSU football game, and the winner of the blood drive will be announced at halftime of the game on Nov. 30 at Houchens-Smith Stadium.