Causeway Classic Blood Drive renews rivalry this October

The 12th annual Causeway Classic Blood Drive between University of California, Davis (UCD) and California State University, Sacramento (Sac State) kicks off a flurry of friendly but fierce competition in Northern California for bragging rights as to which school brings in the most donors. The capital region rivalry between UCD and Sac State has welcomed nearly 33,000 blood donors since 2008 and clearly, patients are the ultimate winners.  The Aggies from UCD lead the competition with seven wins but the Sac State Hornets keep it ever so close. Last year, Sac State won the campus drive however UCD alumni pushed the Davis school into the winning column. The previous year showed a difference of only nine donors between the campus blood drives. Blood drive participants will receive a CA Bear T-shirt. In addition, UCD donors receive a pizza coupon from Woodstock Pizza and Sac State donors receive flautas from Zocalo’s. Enter the fray, transform lives, and live to boast another day about the community impact of your school!

* Community blood donors can donate at any Vitalant location and use the code 1735 to support UCD or L029 to support Sac State.

Thousands of volunteers blood drive coordinators partner with us to ensure a safe blood supply is available for patients who need it. 


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