Be a hero at upcoming blood drives
This year’s Be a Hero at the Big House blood drive event will take place on Sunday, Nov. 1 at two new Ann Arbor locations: From 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at The Kensington Hotel Ballroom, 3500 S. State Street; and 9 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. in the Terrace Ballroom at Graduate Ann Arbor, 615 E. Huron Street.
An additional blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 at the North Campus Research Complex, Building 18, Room G064.
To maintain proper social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic, donors are asked to make appointments in advance by entering the sponsor code GoBlue when downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting RedCrossBlood.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enabling the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
This year will be especially important as many blood donation drives were canceled earlier in the year, or experienced fewer donations, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Blood drives and donating blood is considered an essential activity, and is exempt from the recent stay at home order for U-M students.