U-M beats OSU in life-saving challenges
The University of Michigan has two victories over Ohio State so far this week: It outscored its football arch-rival in generating new organ donors and blood donations.
The so-called "Blood Battle" was in its 30th year. Organ donor registry signups also are part of the competition, sponsored by Wolverines For Life.
According to U-M officials:
U-M signed up 100,984 donors to Ohio State's 59,942 in the Wolverine-Buckeye challenge that ended at midnight on Thanksgiving.
U-M collected 2,628 pints of blood during the two-week Blood Battle contest, which is in its 30th year. Ohio State collected 2,402.
"The real winners are those who are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant or need crucial blood donations," U-M said in a statement.