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November 15, 2018

Donors sought for annual Blood Battle with Ohio State

October 30, 2018

Donors sought for annual Blood Battle with Ohio State

The 37th annual Blood Battle against Ohio State began Monday and runs through Nov. 21. All potential donors, from those who have never donated blood before to those who donate every year, are asked to join the fight to save lives across the state and country.

In the annual contest, which runs until just before U-M’s annual football game against Ohio State, both schools compete to see which one can collect more donated blood.

Follow on Twitter at @BloodBattleUofM or use #BleedMaizeandBlue and #BloodBattle2018

Appointments to donate can be made on the American Red Cross website using the sponsor code “goblue.”

All presenting donors will receive a Blood Battle t-shirt and coupons for local businesses including Bruegger’s Bagels, Blaze Pizza, Cottage Inn Pizza, and Qdoba, while supplies last. Donors will also have the opportunity to enter a raffle for gift cards and other prizes.

The American Red Cross has launched a new tool called Rapid Pass, which allows donors to complete their donation quicker by completing some steps before arriving at the blood drive.

Due to blood donation eligibility requirements set by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Red Cross, not everyone will be able to donate. However, all of the U-M drives aim to provide an inclusive atmosphere. Learn more about blood donation requirements.

Donors are advised to eat iron-rich foods and drink plenty of water before they donate blood.

Remaining campus blood drives

Oct. 31 — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Wolverine Towers – Suite 18

Oct. 31 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Blau Hall – 5th floor Colloquium

Oct. 31 — 12 p.m.-6 p.m., Rackham – Assembly Hall

Oct. 31 — 1 p.m.-7 p.m., Hillel – Green Auditorium

Nov. 1 — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Campus Safety Building – Conference Room 2029

Nov. 1 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., School of Public Health Building I – Community Room

Nov. 1 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Nursing School – Room 1240

Nov. 2 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Perry Building – Conference Room

Nov. 2 — 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., East Hall – Atrium

Nov. 5 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., North Campus Administrative Complex, Suite 2400 – Conference Room A and B

Nov. 5 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Nov. 5 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Intramural Sports Building – Large Multipurpose Room

Nov. 6 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., UM-Dearborn Kochoff Building – Room A

Nov. 6 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Nov. 6 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room

Nov. 7 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Nov. 7 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room

Nov. 7 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Bursley – East Lounge*

Nov. 8 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room

Nov. 8 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Mosher Jordan – Jordan Lounge*

Nov. 9 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room

Nov. 9 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., East Quad – Green Room*

Nov. 11 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan Stadium – Jack Roth Suites

Nov. 12 — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Medical Science II – Classroom 3813/17

Nov. 12 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., UM-Dearborn – House of Maize

Nov. 13 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hatcher Library – Gallery

Nov. 13 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Nov. 14 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shared Services – Lunch Room

Nov. 14 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Nov. 14 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Northwood Community Center – Multipurpose Room

Nov. 15 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., School of Education – Whitney Room

Nov. 15 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Nov. 16 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Mary’s Student Parish – Newman Hall

Nov. 16 — 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Hutchins Hall – Lower Commons

Nov. 19 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., School of Social Work – ECC 1840

Nov. 19 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Palmer Commons – Great Lakes Room North

Nov. 20 — 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., U-M Hospital – Towsley Center Lobby

Nov. 20 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Campus Research Complex – Building 18 Dining Room

Nov. 21 — 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., U-M Hospital – Towsley Center Lobby

*Denotes residence hall drive, and donors must be a resident of that building or have card access during meal times to donate.

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