Be a Hero at the Big House!

Save lives while you beat the Buckeyes!
Michigan Stadium, Jack Roth Stadium Club
November 16 7am-7pm

  • Get VIP view of Michigan Stadium
  • Sign up to be on the Michigan Organ Donor Registry
  • Get screened for the Be The Match bone marrow registry
  • Donate blood
Help win the annual Wolverine-Buckeye Challenge and the Blood Battle! Each school competes to collect the most blood donations or organ donor sign-ups before the teams meet on the field – this year at the Big House in Ann Arbor on 11/26. U-M won both challenges last year. Let’s do it again!
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Event Details: The event is free and open to the public! Parking is free inside the gates on the concourse. No appointment needed to sign up for the organ donor registry or bone marrow screening. Sign up for an appointment to donate blood at http://www.wolverinesforlife.org, using the promotional code “go blue.” Be entered into a raffle for a chance to win prizes including U-M athletic events, autographed souvenirs, and more.
FACTS ABOUT DONATION
(from UMHS News)
• Every day, 19 people die while waiting for an organ transplant and another 138 people are added to the national waiting list. A single organ and tissue donor can save eight lives and help up to 50 people.
• Every year, 10,000 patients with leukemia, lymphoma, and 70 other life-threatening blood diseases need a marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant but have no donor match in their family.
• Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs a blood donation.
Funding for Wolverines for Life efforts is provided in part by the Gift of Life Foundation
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Can’t make it? You can still help!
  • Organ donor registry: Sign up online and credit U-M. Go to www.wolverinesforlife.org, click on the button to become a donor and sign up for U-M. (Ends November 24.)
  • Blood battle: More than 30 drives around the U-M campus have been scheduled. Go to www.redcrossblood.org or www.wolverinesforlife.org to register at other drives. Be sure to use the promotion code “goblue.”
  • Bone marrow registry: Register at the Be The Match registry at www.BeTheMatch.org.
Michigan Athletics in partnership with Wolverines for Life is sponsoring this historic event. Wolverines for Life is a collaboration between the U-M Health System and other University of Michigan groups, schools and departments, along with the American Red Cross, Be the Match/National Marrow Donor Program, Gift of Life Michigan and the Michigan Eye-Bank.
This even is sponsored by Wolverines for Life in partnership with Michigan Athletics. Wolverines for Life is a collaborative effort between the U-M community, the American Red Cross, Be The Match, Gift of Life Michigan and the Michigan Eye-Bank, all dedicated to saving lives through donation.

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