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USM students donate blood in 'Transylvania Bowl'

Mississippi Blood Services was set up at the R.C. Cook Union Tuesday to receive donations. Mississippi Blood Services was set up at the R.C. Cook Union Tuesday to receive donations.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Southern Miss students have a chance to defeat both Ole Miss and Mississippi State this fall, but not on the football field.

Instead, they can beat both schools in a competition to see who can donate the most blood to Mississippi Blood Services.

It is part of a contest called the "Transylvania Bowl."

The goal is to collect "pints for points." Also, one student at the winning school will be selected to receive a $1,500 scholarship.

Mississippi Blood Services was set up at the R.C. Cook Union on the Hattiesburg campus Tuesday to receive donations. The blood drive will run through Thursday.

"Every unit helps to save up to three lives and everyday, we go through hundreds of units (of blood)," said Dana Brohaugh, marketing representative for Mississippi Blood Services. "I think that somebody needs blood about every three seconds as well."  

"I always wanted to give blood and help anybody that's in need and I always wanted to be an organ donor," said Alisha Newell, a sophomore at USM who was donating blood for the first time. 

"I like saving lives and it's fun for me to feel like I'm giving back to my community," said Kaitlyn Kendall, another sophomore who also donated blood. 

Next week, the competition moves to Oxford, where Ole Miss students will get a chance to donate.

The competition began at Mississippi State. 

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