Donor drive set for Wednesday at the Big House
Michigan Stadium will host the biggest donor drive on University of Michigan's campus during its “Be a Hero at the Big House” event planned from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release.
This event is free and open to the public. Attendees can help save lives and get a VIP view from Michigan Stadium’s club-level seating area. Participants can sign the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, get screened for the Be The Match bone marrow registry and donate blood, the release said.
The event also helps U-M toward its goal of beating Ohio State in the annual "Blood Battle." The schools are in the midst of their 30th annual competition to see which campus can collect more blood donations in the weeks leading up to their big Nov. 26 match-off on the football field.
About 111,000 people fill the Big House on football Saturdays. And that’s about the same number of people nationwide waiting for a life-saving organ, according to the news release.