Be a Hero at the Big House

Sunday, November 11 • 8 am - 5 pm • Free parking

U-M's largest life-saving donation drive

A full day of family fun:

Scheduled Events

  • 10:00-11:00 Meet PAWs from the Detroit Tigers
  • 10:00-12:00 Meet the Wolverines Trooper
  • 10:50 Mascot dance-off featuring the PAWs from the Detroit Tigers, Wolverines trooper, Buddy the Blood Drop, Cornelius the Eye, Motty the Mott Block, and Mitty the Mitten
  • 11:00-1:00 Get an autograph from former UM football player Thomas Guynes
  • 1:00 Watch the Lions vs. the Bears on the club suite TVs
  • 2:30 The Michigan G-Men acapella performance

All Day

  • Donate blood in the Blood Battle competition against OSU (click here to avoid the wait and make your appointment ahead of time)
  • Join the organ donor or bone marrow registries
  • Meet the state’s pageant winners
  • Have fun in the kids’ game areas
  • Join the Twitter/Instagram feed
  • Enjoy cider and doughnuts
  • Pick up a free t-shirt
  • Take a picture at our selfie station
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* At bone marrow donor registry drives, we focus on recruiting new registry members ages 18 to 44. This is based on medical research that shows younger donors are best for patients and provide the greatest chance for transplant success. Because of this, doctors request donors in the 18 to 44 age group over 90% of the time.

If you are between the ages of 45 and 60 and want to join the bone marrow registry, you must do so online. You will be asked to make a $100 payment to cover the cost to join.