See the Big House and save a life during blood, organ and tissue donor event

October 25, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

Join one of the largest single-day blood drives on the U-M campus and register as an organ and tissue donor during Be a Hero at the Big House from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10.

High above the U-M football field in the Jack Roth Stadium club, the event, hosted by Wolverines for Life and others, is the halfway mark in the 38th annual American Red Cross Blood Battle against Ohio State University.

With games, giveaways, food and a mascot dance-off with Detroit Tigers mascot Paws, the day is a celebration of life-saving donation.

The community is invited to roll up its sleeve and give blood with the American Red Cross during Blood Battle between  Michigan and OSU. Nearly 20 blood drives will be held on the Ann Arbor campus during the three-week event Oct. 29-Nov. 27.

This year, each school seeks a goal of 2,300 donations for a total of 4,800 blood donations combined.

Blood Battle has been held the first weeks of November leading up to the day the schools face-off on the football field every year since 1981, generating thousands of donations for patients in need of blood.

The competition motivates fans to donate to boost the blood supply as the busy holiday season approaches and donations tend to decline.

Be a Hero at the Big House

What: Be a Hero at the Big House, biggest donor event

When: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 10

Details: Donate blood, join the bone marrow registry, sign-up as an organ donor and get a VIP view of Michigan Stadium.


How to donate blood: Visit, sponsor code: GoBlue,call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device to make an appointment or get more information.