Winter Blood Battle now underway — Give to help those in need!

January 18, 2022  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

This year’s winter Blood Battle competition, the Big Heart Blood Battle, will run from today, Jan. 18 until Feb. 22.

The event will pit U-M against Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin in a battle for who can donate the most blood.

Whether you have never donated blood before or donate every year, your help is needed!

Consider donating for the Big Heart Blood Battle to be a part of the fight to save lives across the state and country.  

To make an appointment to donate, visit bloodbattle.org and click “Donate” on the homepage or visit the American Red Cross’s website, www.redcrossblood.org and insert the sponsor code “goblue.” All presenting donors will receive a Blood Battle t-shirt and coupon for Washtenaw Dairy while supplies last. Donors will also be entered into a raffle for gift cards to local businesses and other great prizes!

For your convenience, the dates, times, and locations of this year’s drives are listed below. The American Red Cross asks donors to use Rapid Pass, which allows donors to complete their donation quicker by completing some steps before arriving at the blood drive. Visit redcrossblood.org/RapidPass for more information. 

Donating blood is an essential activity, there is no replacement for human blood, and your support is more important now than ever. This is supported by the Michigan Governor’s office, Michigan State Police, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Department of Health and Human Services. Please bring your proof of blood donation appointment and your completed rapid pass to the blood drive.     

All drives on campus in U-M buildings will require both volunteers and donors to wear masks and complete the ResponsiBlue screening in compliance with university policies. Donors who cannot comply with these regulations will be turned away at the door.

Please eat iron-rich foods and drink plenty of water before you donate blood so that you are healthy on the day of your donation.

Keep bleeding Maize and Blue!

Jan. 18: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom
Jan. 19: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom
Jan. 19: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Zingerman’s Greyline – Main Room (Sponsor Code: greyline)
Jan. 19: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., North Campus Research Building 18 – Dining Room
Jan. 20: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Ballroom
Jan. 21: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Ballroom
Jan. 24: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rackham Graduate School – Assembly Hall
Jan. 24: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., College of Pharmacy – Walgreens Room
Jan. 25: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., West Side United Methodist Church – Weiss Hall (Sponsor Code: westsideUMC)
Jan. 26: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room
Jan. 26: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., School of Public Health – Community Room 1680
Jan. 27: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Pendleton Room
Jan. 27: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., AA Red Cross Donor Center – Donor Room
Jan. 28: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Pendleton Room
Jan. 31: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room
Feb. 1: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Ballroom
Feb. 2: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Wolverine Room
Feb. 3: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Michigan Room
Feb. 4: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., First Congregational Church AA – Pilgrim Hall
Feb. 7: Noon-6 p.m., East Hall – Psych Atrium
Feb. 8: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom
Feb. 8: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Campus Safety Services – Conference Room 2029
Feb. 9: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Wolverine Room
Feb. 10: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., University Lutheran Chapel – Chapel & Community Room 
Feb. 11: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rachel Upjohn Building – Atrium & Conference Room
Feb. 14: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rackham Graduate School – Assembly Hall
Feb. 15: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., University Hospital – Towsley Lobby
Feb. 16: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., University Hospital – Towsley Lobby
Feb. 17: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., AA Red Cross Donor Center – Donor Room
Feb. 22: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., University Hospital – Towsley Dining Room
Feb. 22: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Arbor Lakes – Dome Area

For a calendar schedule and location information click here.

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