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Celebrate Homecoming and Save a Life by Donating Blood at UCM

By Jeff Murphy, October 15, 2021

Mo the UCM Mascot Giving Blood
Join the University of Central Missouri's MO the Mule mascot in helping to save lives through the gift of blood.

WARRENSBURG, MO – While celebrating Homecoming Week at the University of Central Missouri, campus members and other interested individuals can celebrate the gift of life by donating blood to the Community Blood Center. Featuring Kansas City Chiefs t-shirt giveaways and opportunities to win prizes, the UCM Homecoming Blood Drive will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 18-19 at the ballroom of the Elliott Student Union.

With the theme, “Give Mo’, Give Blood,” individuals are encouraged to register in advance by going to The website allows donors to search by zip code (64093) or by group name (University of Central Missouri) for the schedule, which enables them to reserve a time for their donation. Fliers and posters also have been distributed on campus that offer a QR code that can be scanned to make an appointment. Walk-ins will be accepted depending on the volume of participation, but pre-registration is encouraged and preferred to avoid waiting in line.

All registered participants will receive a free Chiefs t-shirt, and will be entered into a drawing that includes prizes such as Chiefs game tickets and two pizza/bowling parties for six at the UCM Bowling Center.  

Face coverings/masks are required to be worn by all individuals who are participating in the blood drive. This is regardless of vaccination status.

Individuals who have questions are welcome to contact Kristie Brinkley, assistant director of volunteer services and volunteer programs, at 660-543-4007 or For terms and conditions related to prizes, visit



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