2018 Blood Battle Competition

October 29 - November 21

To sign up to donate blood at any of our drives visit, www.redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code: goblue. You will need to create an account to make an appointment.


The Red Cross is once again experiencing blood and platelet donation levels 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 Mitten Matchup (formerly the Face off Blood Challenge) every winter against Michigan State University.

The final score of the 2017 Blood Battle competition was:


We lost the fall competition last year, but we saved thousands of lives. Thanks to everybody who helped to make this year's Blood Battle a success! We have now beaten OSU 6 out of the past 9 years! We hope to come back and win this fall, but we need your help!

In the winter, we will compete against Michigan State University in the 2018 Mitten Matchup. We are looking forward to next year's competition and are looking to continue our winning streak against Michigan State! Check out our Facebook, blog, and our twitter to get the most up to date information!