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June 26, 2019

U-M in blood donation competition with four other schools

January 23, 2019

U-M in blood donation competition with four other schools

The University of Michigan’s new winter semester blood drive competition, We Challenge You!, is underway and will run through Feb. 27.

Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to donate blood as part of the contest with Michigan State, Penn State and Oakland universities, and the University of Notre Dame. We Challenge You! replaces the Mitten Matchup competition from past years.

Participants are urged to make an appointment to donate on the American Red Cross website using the sponsor code ‘goblue.’

Presenting donors will receive an American Red Cross T-shirt and a special offer from Bruegger’s Bagels, while supplies last. Donors may enter a raffle for gift cards to local businesses 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 drives aim to provide an inclusive atmosphere. Learn more about blood donation requirements.

Donors are asked to eat iron rich foods and drink plenty of water before donating so they are healthy on the day of their donation.

Blood drives

Jan. 24 — Noon-6 p.m., East Hall — Psych Atrium

Jan. 24 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., School of Social Work — Ecc 1840

Jan. 25 — 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Kellogg Eye Center — Conference Room 610

Jan. 25 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., School of Education — Whitney Room

Jan. 28 — Noon-6 p.m., Palmer Commons — Great Lakes Room North

Jan. 28 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hatcher Library — Gallery

Jan. 28 — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Med Sci Building 2 — Room 3813-17

Jan. 29 — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Campus Safety Services — Conference Room 2029

Jan. 29 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Michigan League — Henderson Room

Jan. 29 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., School of Public Health — Community Room

Jan. 30 — 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Hutchins Hall — Lower Commons

Jan. 31 — Noon-6 p.m., Pierpont Commons — East Room

Jan. 31 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Mosher Jordan Hall — Lounge*

Feb. 4 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan League — Ballroom

Feb. 4 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pierpont Commons — East Room

Feb. 5 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Dental School — Faculty Alumni Lounge

Feb. 5 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pierpont Commons — East Room

Feb. 5 — 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ross School of Business — Colloquium

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

Feb. 7 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., East Quadrangle — Bus

Feb. 7 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Shared Services — Lunch Room 130

Feb. 8 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Perry Building — G150 A and B

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

Feb. 8 — 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rachel Upjohn Building. — Atrium/Conference Room

Feb. 12 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Michigan League — Ballroom

Feb. 12 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., Northwood — Community Room

Feb. 13 — 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., KMS 700 — Conference Room

Feb. 13 — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., North Ingalls Building — Conference Room

Feb. 13 — 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Pierpont Commons — East Room

Feb. 13 — 2 p.m.-8 p.m., South Quadrangle — Game Room*

Feb. 14 — Noon-6 p.m., Pierpont Commons — East Room

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

Feb. 15 — Noon-6 p.m., East Hall — Psych Atrium

Feb. 19 — 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., U-M Hospital — Towsley Lobby

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

Feb. 27 — 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Arbor Lakes — Dome

*Denotes Residence Hall drive. Donors must be a resident of that building or have card access during meal times to donate.