Student Life

Students promoting the blood drive

Blood supply reserves are at their lowest levels in 15 years. The American Red Cross needs strong donor turnout to help replenish low blood supplies and to boost reserves for the upcoming holidays. Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with an RH negative factor.

You can help make a difference! The 32nd annual Blood Battle will run from November 4th - November 27th, pitting the University of Michigan against Ohio State University. The competition extends the rivalry beyond the field to spur students, faculty, and staff to save lives. Over the past 31 years, the University of Michigan has collected over 106,000 pints of blood during the annual Blood Battle competition. This has the potential to positively impact up to three times as many patients in need.

Signing up is easy. If you visit the American Red Cross website, www.redcrossblood.org using the sponsor code "goblue," you will be able to view all of the drives in the Ann Arbor area. Make an appointment to donate at the drive that is most convenient for you. If you have never given blood, please consider making your first donation this November. If you are a loyal donor, this would be a great time to donate once again.

To celebrate the competition and to thank those who seek to save lives and propel Michigan toward victory, the American Red Cross will provide all who come to donate at any of our drives with a -Buy One, Get One Free- coupon from Chipotle, a wristband, and a t-shirt. Blood Battle has been successful for 31 years due to the efforts of U of M students, faculty, and staff. By donating, you help to ensure that local blood supply needs are met, as there is no substitute for blood.

We want to acknowledge that, due to blood donation eligibility requirements set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), not everyone will be able to donate.There are other ways to raise awareness of the need for blood donation, and we encourage everyone to be supportive in any way that you can. For more information on blooddonation eligibility requirements and other ways to contribute, please visit www.redcrossblood.org/donating-blood/eligibility-requirements.

For your convenience, the dates, times, and locations of this year-s drives are listed below. Please contact bb13chairs@umich.edu with any questions. Sign up to donate blood at any of our drives here http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation-sponsor?field_sponsor_code_value=goblue! Make your appointment today!

Please eat iron rich foods and drink plenty of water before you donate blood! Thank you once again for giving the gift of life. Bleed MAIZE and BLUE to beat OSU!

#BleedMaizeandBlue      @BloodBattleUofM

Sincerely,

E. Royster Harper, Vice President for Student Life

Betsy Gast, Chelsea Fournier, Kevin Weiss, Samantha Rea, Sara Fritz

2013 Blood Battle Executive Team

 

 

Date - Time - Location

  • November 4th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Michigan League - Hussey Room
  • November 4th, 1 pm - 7 pm, Alumni Association - Founders Room
  • November 4th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Mosher Jordan - Jordan Lounge*
  • November 5th, 9 am - 3 pm, School of Education - Whitney Room
  • November 5th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Michigan League - Hussey Room
  • November 5th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Mary Markley - CLC*
  • November 6th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Pendleton Room
  • November 7th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Michigan League - Vandenberg Room
  • November 7th, 3 pm - 9 pm, North Quad - Opportunity Space*
  • November 8th, 10 am - 4 pm, School of Nursing - Room 1330
  • November 8th, 12 pm - 6 pm, East Hall - Psych Atrium
  • November 8th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Anderson Room
  • November 11th, 10 am - 4 pm, School of Social Work - ECC 1840
  • November 11th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Michigan League - Vandenberg Room
  • November 11th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Anderson Room
  • November 12th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Pierpont Commons - East Room
  • November 12th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Michigan League - Vandenberg Room
  • November 12th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Pendleton Room
  • November 13th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Michigan League - Hussey Room
  • November 13th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Pendleton Room
  • November 14th, 8 am - 2 pm, Wolverine Towers - Suite 18
  • November 14th   , 2 pm - 8 pm, Bursley - East Lounge*
  • November 14th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Pendleton Room
  • November 15th, 10 am - 4 pm, Dental School - Atrium
  • November 15th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Pierpont Commons - East Room
  • November 17th, 8 am - 6 pm, Michigan Stadium - Jack Roth Stadium Club
  • November 18th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Mosher Jordan - Jordan Lounge*
  • November 18th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Rogel Ballroom
  • November 19th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Rogel Ballroom
  • November 20th, 12 pm - 6 pm, Pierpont Commons - East Room
  • November 20th, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Rogel Ballroom
  • November 21st, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Rogel Ballroom
  • November 22nd, 2 pm - 8 pm, East Quad - Concourse*
  • November 22nd, 2 pm - 8 pm, Michigan Union - Rogel Ballroom
  • November 26th, 7 am - 7 pm, U of M Hospital - Towsley Center
  • November 27th, 7 am - 7 pm, U of M Hospital - Towsley Center

* Restricted to members of the Residence Hall community with mealtime access