Striking the Heisman pose in the end-zone of Michigan stadium, (against Ohio State no less!) is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a hero at the Big House. (Thank you Desmond!) This Sunday, Wolverines For Life is giving you the chance to be a Hero at the Big House at the University of Michigan’s biggest life-saving donation drive.
“Signing up on the donor registry, giving blood or being screened for bone marrow donation is a simple thing to do, but it truly can save someone’s life,” says Jeffrey Punch, M.D., director of transplantation at the University of Michigan’s Transplant Center.
“We don’t have enough organs or bone marrow available for those who need life-saving transplants. In fact, about 119,000 people currently are waiting for organ transplants. That’s a few thousand more than the number of people who fill Michigan Stadium for a football game, and that’s what makes our annual fall challenges against Ohio State so appropriate.”
I gave blood on Monday and I was only too happy to do my part to help Michigan beat Ohio State in the annual Blood Battle. We’ll face them on the gridiron at the end of November and all I’ll be able to do is root as loudly as I can from my couch; by giving blood, I took an active part in beating Ohio State and helping Wolverines (and Buckeyes) across the country with my blood donation. #BeAHero this Sunday.