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Photo by: Ken Grosse/UCSD Athletics
Lewis Simon of the UCSD golf team was one of 150 donors to give blood at the 12th-annual blood drive.
UCSD Athletics' 12th Annual Blood Drive Yields 150 Donors
Release: Friday 01/20/2012 
by UCSD
LA JOLLA, Calif. - The UC San Diego Athletic Department's annual blood drive, held in association with the American Red Cross, continued to be the largest single-day drive at UCSD with 150 donors flocking to RIMAC on Wednesday afternoon to donate blood.

The event, now in its 12th year, welcomed Triton student-athletes, administrators and coaches, in addition to members of the UCSD community. The Tritons Athletes' Council (TAC) coordinated the event along with the Red Cross.

"The 2012 blood drive was the most successful in its 12-year history. The Red Cross is a great partner and this has become a seamless event that really demonstrates the commitment and spirit of our program to community service," said Senior Associate Athletic Director Ken Grosse. "Through the initiative of our Triton Athletes' Council, the majority of our donors are student-athletes. I think the baseball team, women's soccer team and both rowing teams deserve special recognition for the significant role they played in the success of this year's program."

Grosse also added that according to the statistics compiled by the Red Cross, the efforts from the annual drive have the potential to save nearly 400 lives.

To learn how to donate blood with the American Red Cross, click here.

To view photos from this year's event, click here.




Monday, April 23
M Golf at Day One
8:00 AM
Chico (Butte Creek)
Tuesday, April 24
M Golf at Day Two
8:00 AM
Chico (Butte Creek)
Wednesday, April 25
M Golf at Day Three
8:00 AM
Chico (Butte Creek)
Thursday, April 26
Baseball vs. Cal State LA
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Friday, April 27
Track & Field at Day One
TBA
Irvine (UCI)
W Water Polo vs. TBA
TBA
UC San Diego
Softball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
1:00 PM
Carson
Softball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
3:00 PM
Carson
Baseball vs. Cal State LA
6:00 PM
UC San Diego
Saturday, April 28
W Tennis at NCAA First/Second Rounds
All Day
TBA
M Rowing at Day One
All Day
Rancho Cordova
W Water Polo vs. TBA
TBA
UC San Diego
Track & Field at Day Two
TBA
Irvine (UCI)
W Rowing at Day One
7:00 AM
Rancho Cordova
Softball at Cal State Dominguez Hills
12:00 PM
Carson
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