New Mexico State University has thrown down the gauntlet and challenged UNM to a blood drive competition. ASUNM Community Experience hosts the weeklong event Monday, Feb. 3 through Friday, Feb. 7, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballroom C.

Supporting the blood drive, President and Mrs. Frank are scheduled to give blood on Monday. “Everyone wins in a friendly competition like this,” said Janet Frank. “Bob and I hope that by giving blood we will encourage every Lobo on campus to take a few minutes out of their day to help save lives.”

Email to sign up or go to United Blood Services and schedule an appointment. Under Find Drives by Zip Code, type in 87131. Our drive is called "UNM Battle of I-25 - Lobo A & B.” Click the day and time desired and follow the instructions. Walk-ups are also welcome, where you can schedule an appointment for later in the week.

Each day of the drive, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., ASUNM Community Experience will also conduct easy cheek swabs to register Lobos interested in being bone marrow donors. 

Additionally, everyone who donates blood between Saturday, Feb.1 through Monday, March 3 will be entered into a drawing to win two tickets to the Mountain West Championship men's basketball quarterfinals game on Thursday, March 13. The trip includes a two-night stay at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The win includes a $25 food credit plus a $100 gas card. The drawing will be held on Tuesday, March 4.

If you can’t donate during the drive at UNM, visit Hoops Madness Blood Bash to schedule an appointment.