And the Blood Battle Winner Is . . .
Once again, the University of Michigan (U of M) Wolverines and their supporters won the annual Blood Battle against the Ohio State University (OSU) Buckeyes. With a final count of 2615 productive units, U of M once more edged out OSU's final total of 2515 productive units. This marks the third straight Blood Battle win for U of M.
The Blood Battle has been held between the two schools since 1981 during the first two weeks of November leading up to day the two schools meet on the football field. The annual competition motivates fans to donate blood at a key time, providing an important boost for the blood supply as the Thanksgiving holiday approaches. Results of this year's Blood Battle were announced at the U of M vs. Ohio State football game November 27 in Columbus, Ohio
While the Buckeyes won this year's football game with a final score of 37-7, the real winners are the many patients who rely on the Blood Battle donations.