Stanford beats pre-game blood drive

The "Rivals for Life" blood drive, a friendly competition between Berkeley and Stanford to collect the most units of blood before their annual football game, was won by Stanford Blood Center, which collected 234 units of blood versus 171 collected on Cal's campus by the American Red Cross and University of California, San Francisco.

Stanford is crediting its "BeWell" program with promoting the effort campus-wide for the competition's winning result.

"BeWell is about improving the culture of wellness at Stanford, and this blood drive is a prime example of groups coming together in a collaborative effort to achieve great results," said Stanford's senior associate athletic director Eric Stein.

Saturday's game is in Berkeley.

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