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March 1, 2001

Record Blood Drive Attempt is March 8

"It's Big" is the theme for an attempt at a world record-breaking 24-hour blood drive to be held on campus from 6 a.m., Thursday, March 8 to 6 a.m., Friday, March 9 in the University Union.

The drive, held in conjunction with the Sacramento Blood Center, is an attempt to break the current Guinness Book of World Records listing of 3,155 pints. That record was set by the American Red Cross in 1998 at the University of Missouri.

CSUS will attempt to register 4,000 individuals during the 24-hour period, leading to 3,600 pints collected at 150 drawing stations.

Participants must be 17 years old, weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. Everyone participating will get an "It's Big" T-shirt. There will be food, special late-night desserts, giveaways, game tournaments, karaoke and an all night party atmosphere.

The drive is being promoted throughout Northern California. Staff from the Stanford Medical School Blood Center, Merced County Blood Bank and the Blood Bank of the Redwoods are assisting with the effort.

Tricia Randall, community service coordinator for the associated students, is organizing the volunteers on campus. She may be reached at 278-6784.

More information is available at 456-1500 or by visiting the Blood Center's website at www.smfbc.org.




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