Bleed Orange! or Bleed Green! You Decide Friday

It’s not just the basketball court where bragging rights are on the line this week between Natrona County and Kelly Walsh High Schools.

Each school is teaming up with United Blood Services to see who can recruit more blood donors both in their schools and throughout the community in the 10th annual Premier Bone and Joint Centers High School Blood Drive Challenge.

Natrona County High School and Kelly Walsh High School are each holding blood drives for their students and staff followed by the Peach Basket Community Day blood drive on Friday, Feb. 9 in Eastridge Mall next to Dick’s Sporting Goods from noon – 4 pm.

Each donor will be asked to vote for one of the two schools.

The winning school will take home a traveling trophy presented at the annual Peach Basket Classic between the two rival schools at Kelly Walsh High School on Friday, Feb. 9. Each donor will receive a free T-shirt.

Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments.

Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Fast Track Health History Questionnaire the day they donate.

Blood donors must be at least 16 years of age and weigh at least 110 pounds. Donors under 18 must have a completed Minor Donor Permit form which is available at

To make an appointment call 877-827-4376 or go to Walk-ins are also welcome.

Thanks to presenting sponsor Premier Bone and Joint Centers, and to Black Hills Energy, Wyo Central Federal Credit Union, the Wyoming High School Activities Association and Breck Media Group for their support.