WILMINGTON, N.C. - Community members joined UNCW's faculty, staff and students on Thursday to support the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's annual CAA Blood Drive Challenge at Trask Coliseum.

For the 9th consecutive year, the organization worked with the UNCW Athletic Department to solicit donors for the American Red Cross.

Thursday's event at UNCW drew 263 presenters, resulting in 253 units collected. The figures included 90 first-time donors for the blood drive.