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      Support your team with the gift of life: The Blood Battle is coming

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- Whether you're wearing garnet and black or orange and purple, we all have the chance to support our favorite team and save lives at the same time.

      The 10th Annual Lowcountry Carolina vs. Clemson Blood Battle kicks off November 8 and runs until November 21 with the theme "10 Days of Giving for 10 Years."

      The Charleston County Clemson Club will take on the Charleston Area Gamecock Club in a competition to donate the most pints of blood for the community.

      Donors may participate by donating blood at one of the following locations:

      West Ashley Donor Center2000 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (Harrell Square Shopping Center) Monday-Thursday: noon-6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

      Mt. Pleasant Donor Center920 Houston Northcutt Blvd. (Village Pointe Shopping Center)Monday-Thursday: noon-6:30 p.m.Friday-Saturday: 7:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

      MUSC Donor Room171 Ashley Ave. (room 279)Tuesday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

      Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to schedule your{} appointment.

      Donors will receive a free Blood Battle T-shirt and a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Carolina vs. Clemson football game on Nov. 24 at Death Valley in Clemson, a free haircut from Great Clips, and a chance to win a $1,000 gift card.

      The blood battle will kick off at the Mt. Pleasant Donation Center Thursday, Nov. 8, at 3:00 p.m., and the finale will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21, at the West Ashley Donation Center where ESPN 910 The Team will be broadcasting "Fan Talk" live.

      Last year's record-setting drive ended with Carolina winning with 404 votes and Clemson not far behind with 296 votes.{}

      All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver's license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in.{} Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are generally in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.{}Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org for more information about blood donation.

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