2016 Blood Battle Competition

October 30th - November 23rd

To sign up to donate blood at any of our drives visit, click here. You will be directed to the Red Cross website, where you will be able create an account and make an appointment.


The Red Cross is once again experiencing blood and platelet donation levels during these winter months that are much lower than expected.

Your help is especially needed now. Red Cross officials have issued an emergency request for blood and platelet donations. Donors of all blood types are encouraged to give, especially types O negative, A negative and B negative. Appeals to the public have provided a temporary stopgap, but have not eliminated the need. The situation is critical, and there is an ongoing emergency need for donors. Please donate if you are eligible, even if you never have before. It is a very rewarding experience and you can save up to three lives every time you donate.

Welcome to Blood Battle at the University of Michigan!

Blood Battle is an annual blood drive competition between Ohio State and the University of Michigan that takes place in the weeks leading up to the Game. In addition, we compete in the annual Face-Off Blood Challenge every winter against Michigan State University.

The final score of the 2015 Blood Battle competition was:


Although we did lose the fall competition last year, we still saved thousands of lives. Thanks to everybody who helped to make this year's version of Blood Battle a success! We have now beaten OSU 5 out of the past 7 years! We hope to come back and win next fall, but we need your help!

We also beat Michigan State University in the 2016 Face Off Blood Challenge, with a final score of 1184 pints to 1120 pints. We are very grateful for those who volunteered their time or donated during Face-Off. Our focus now turns to the 2016 Blood Battle. We are looking forward to this year's competition and are looking to take back the trophy! Check out our Facebook, blog, and our twitter to get the most up to date information!