University of *ichigan wins annual ‘Blood Battle’ against Ohio State

CREDIT: The American Red Cross

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — The University of *ichigan took the American Red Cross “Blood Battle” trophy back this year from The Ohio State University, the Red Cross announced Friday.

The Wolverines beat the Buckeyes by just eight donations in the annual competition to see who can bring in the most blood donations in the weeks leading up to “The Game.”

CREDIT: The American Red Cross
CREDIT: The American Red Cross

*ichigan had 2,363 donations and OSU had 2,355. Ohio State won the trophy in 2014 and 2015; *ichigan leads the overall 35-year battle with 20 wins. Ohio State has won the trophy 14 times, and one year resulted in a tie.

“Buckeye fans showed they bleed scarlet and gray by coming out to help patients and try to beat Michigan,” said Rodney Wilson, communications manager for the local Red Cross. “Even though Michigan is taking the trophy this year, the real winners are the patients who will benefit from the more than 4,700 potentially lifesaving blood products given at each school.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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