blood drives

  1. January 17, 2024

    Big Heart Blood Battle runs through Feb. 23

    The Big Heart Blood Battle, an annual winter blood-donation competition against three other universities, has begun and will run through Feb. 23.

  2. November 6, 2023

    Big House event part of annual Blood Battle donation effort

    The American Red Cross is teaming up with U-M for its annual Blood Battle against longtime rival Ohio State. A key part of the effort is the annual Be a Hero in the Big House event Nov. 19.

  3. February 14, 2023

    Big Heart Blood Battle against other universities runs through Feb. 22

    The annual winter blood-donation competition against Michigan State and Penn State universities and the University of Wisconsin, known as the Big Heart Blood Battle, continues through Feb. 22.

  4. January 13, 2022

    Bare shelves in the blood bank threaten patient care

    A critical nationwide blood shortage threatens the ability to provide many types of patient care at U-M. Robertson Davenport, director of the blood bank at Michigan Medicine, is urging every eligible person to schedule an appointment to donate. An added incentive is the four-university Big Heart Blood Battle that starts Jan. 18.

  5. November 1, 2021

    Experienced donor shares what it’s really like to give blood

    With blood shortages nationwide making donations more crucial an ever, an experienced donor talks about why it’s important, what the process is like and offers several tips for a successful experience.

  6. November 1, 2021

    Blood, organ and marrow donations focus of Big House event

    Be a Hero at the Big House, a daylong opportunity for attendees to donate blood and learn how to become organ and bone marrow donors, is set for Nov. 21 at the Jack Roth Stadium Club. 

  7. October 25, 2021

    U-M kicking off 2021 Blood Battle against Ohio State

    The annual competition with Ohio State University to see which school can donate more blood runs Oct. 27-Nov. 24. Click on “Schedule” at the Blood Battle website for a list of blood drives.

  8. June 21, 2021

    Michigan Medicine blood drives open to public in response to shortage

    Michigan Medicine is reopening blood drives at Towsley and the NCRC beginning June 29 in response to the nationwide blood shortage caused by a rise in trauma cases, organ transplants, and elective surgeries over recent months.

  9. February 8, 2021

    Winter Blood Battle with Michigan State runs through Feb. 28

    After besting Ohio State University in the annual fall Blood Battle to see which institution could donate more blood, U-M is now facing in-state rival Michigan State University in the annual winter Blood Battle, which runs through Feb. 28.

  10. February 1, 2021

    Campus briefs

    Short news items from around the University of Michigan.