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Ohio State vs. Michigan Blood Battle since 1982

 

Are you a Buckeye

or a Wolverine?

Whether you bleed scarlet and gray or maize and blue, you can show your colors by donating blood during the annual Ohio State-Michigan Blood Battle with the American Red Cross each November.

Since 1982 students and fans of the two schools have battled to take top honors in giving blood.   The Blood Battle has grown into one of the largest blood competitions in the country with more than 2,500 donations given on each campus alone.  

 

Current Score for 2016
You can check the current score HERE.
 

2016 Blood Battle details (35th annual Battle)

The 2016 battle runs from Nov. 1-23, and OSU seeks to keep the trophy after winning over Michigan last year.  When you come to donate during the battle this year you can:

     -  Vote for your school.

     -  Enter to win two tickets to the OSU vs. Michigan game!

     -  If you come to donate on the OSU campus, at select
        drives you get a Blood Battle T-shirt and a
        coupon for Chipotle!

KICK OFF:  Join a special Blood Battle Kick-Off event at Ohio State University on Nov. 3 at the Ohio Union Plaza, 2-6 p.m.

2016 Blood Battle Partners
     -  American Red Cross Club at OSU
     -  Chipotle
     -  Skyline Chili

 

Make your donation appointment:

To find a blood drive near you:
     -   Call 1-800-RED CROSS or
     -   Click the blue “Find a Blood Drive” button above
     -   You can download the Red Cross Blood Donor App to your mobile device to search for drives.
     -   If you are looking to donate on the OSU campus, use sponsor code “buckeyes.” 
         You can also find a list of on campus drives HERE.
     -  You can donate blood anywhere and pledge your donation in honor of the Blood Battle for Ohio State!
         To pledge your donation, visit: 
https://sleevesup.redcrossblood.org/campaign/ohio-state-blood-battle/
 

         

The battle isn’t over – another way to give:
In addition to coming to give blood or volunteering time, you can participate in the 2016 competition by making a monetary donation to the American Red Cross in honor of the school of your choice at https://www.crowdrise.com/OhioStatevsMIBloodBattle.   Help your team be victorious and may the best team win!

 

       

Blood Battle History

Year

Blood Battle Winner

Game Winner

1982

Michigan

Ohio State

1983

Michigan

Michigan

1984

Ohio State

Ohio State

1985

Michigan

Michigan

1986

Michigan

Michigan

1987

Michigan

Ohio State

1988

Michigan

Michigan

1989

Michigan

Michigan

1990

Michigan

Michigan

1991

Michigan

Michigan

1992

Ohio State

Tie

1993

Michigan

Michigan

1994

Michigan

Ohio State

1995

Ohio State

Michigan

1996

Ohio State

Michigan

1997

Ohio State

Michigan

1998

Michigan

Ohio State

1999

Ohio State

Michigan

2000

Tie

Michigan

2001

Michigan

Ohio State

2002

Michigan

Ohio State

2003

Ohio State

Michigan

2004

Ohio State

Ohio State

2005

Ohio State

Ohio State

2006

Ohio State

Ohio State

2007

Ohio State

Ohio State

2008

Michigan

Ohio State

2009

 Michigan

Ohio State

2010

Michigan  Ohio State

2011

Michigan Michigan

2012

Ohio State Ohio State

2013

Michigan Ohio State

2014

Ohio State

Ohio State

2015

Ohio State

Ohio State

2016 Michigan TBD

 

Total Ohio State Blood Battle wins

14

Total Ohio State game wins

18

 

 

Total Michigan Blood Battle wins

20

Total Michigan game wins

15

 

 

Blood battle TIE

1

Game TIE

1

 

Updated 11-25-2016