Help those in need during Big Heart Blood Battle

January 19, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources,

This year’s winter Blood Battle competition, the Big Heart Blood Battle, will run from now until Feb. 22. U-M is facing off against several other schools, including Michigan State, Penn State and Wisconsin. 

Whether you have never donated blood before or donate every year, we need your help! 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 battle 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.

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. 19: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Jan. 20: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Jan. 20: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., St. Mary Student Parish – Newman Center

Jan. 23: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rackham Graduate School – Assembly Hall

Jan. 24: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Jan. 25: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Ross School of Business – Blau Hall, 5th Floor Colloquium

Jan. 26: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room

Jan. 27: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., U-M School of Public Health – SPH 1, Community Room

Jan. 30: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Anderson Room

Jan. 31: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Anderson Room

Feb. 1: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room

Feb. 2: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Ballroom

Feb. 2: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., U-M HHC – KMS 700 Building, Conference Room 1

Feb. 3: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 1443 Washtenaw Ave Building– Rec Room Ground Floor

Feb. 6: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Zingerman’s Greyline – Main Room

Feb. 7: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Feb. 8: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan League – Ballroom

Feb. 9: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Rackham Graduate School – Assembly Hall

Feb. 9: Noon-6 p.m., Michigan Union – Wolverine Room

Feb. 10: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Rachel Upjohn Building, Atrium/Conference Room

Feb. 10: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Pierpont Commons – East Room

Feb. 13: Noon-6 p.m., East Hall – Psych Atrium

Feb. 15: 6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Towsley Lobby

Feb. 17: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., University Lutheran Chapel – Chapel and Community Room

Feb. 21: 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Towsley Lobby

Feb. 22: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Arbor Lakes – Dome

Feb. 22: 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Med Sci II – Room 3813/17

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