Columbia, SC (WLTX)- Carolina and Clemson fans are out for blood. The Carolina-Clemson Blood drive kicks off Monday as a way to show school spirit while helping the American Red Cross save lives.

Blood donors can give a pint to support their school before the rival teams face off on the field. The blood drive will be held Monday, November 14th through Friday, November 18th at various University of South Carolina campus locations.

All USC and Clemson University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and fans are encouraged to participate.

Carolina and Clemson fans battle it over blood. 

The Carolina-Clemson Blood Drive is held annually the week before the Carolina-Clemson football game. The drive comes at the start of the holiday season when blood donations typically decrease. Over the past three decades of competition, the universities have collected over 100,000 pints of blood. Because each pint of blood can help save up to three lives, the impact of those donations is far greater.

Last year, USC won the drive for the eighth consecutive year.

Appointments are not necessary; simply stop by and donate at one of the following locations:

Campus Blood Drives:
November 14-18, 2016
Every Day:
Russell House: Monday—Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Green Street: Monday—Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Greek Village: Monday—Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Close/Hipp Building:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Darla Moore Business School Sonoco Room:
Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Gameday Store at USC Stadium:
Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Blatt PE Center:
Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Koger Center for the Arts:
Thursday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.