It’s an annual tradition. The American Red Cross Civil War Blood Drive kicked off Thursday. It's a chance for your to back your favorite team: the Oregon Ducks or the Oregon State Beavers. Jennifer Shaw with the Red Cross says it's always fun, but make no mistake, it is a competition. "This is our 9th year and it has been actually 2 years since the Ducks have won. Last year the Beavers won by about 12,000 donors; so we are really challenging the Ducks to come out this year since they are having such a great season. We'd like to see the same in regards to blood donation." Shaw says they will have fun events and prizes throughout the entire drive. You can call the Red Cross to make an appointment or go to their website, we have a link to at on our links page at KBND.com. The last day for the drive is November 20th.