OT: Give Blood !

Submitted by rockydude on September 1st, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Hi all - As you'd probably expect, the hurricane exacerbated the need for blood. There's a real shortage. When I went in to donate at the Red Cross, I loaded their app. They keep track of teams, and of course I signed up for the U of M team. I learned something unthinkable. We are #16 nationally. 

This puts us behind Harvard, Yale, and Boston Red Sox fans. This cannot stand! We ARE the Leaders and Best for a reason! If you'd like to help out the people of Texas, download the Red Cross app, make yourself an appointment, and head on in. It's one small way we can help those in need, and we should never lose in a philanthropic drive, much less to Ivy Leaguers.

So, let's help our fellow Americans, eat some raw gator, and as always, GO BLUE !

Comments

LSAClassOf2000

September 1st, 2017 at 6:58 PM ^

I actually already did yesterday - there is some O-negative heading in the direction of Texas that will suddenly have an urge to hop onto MGoBlog and send wayward people to Bolivia. 

Glad to do it, in all seriousness. 

rockydude

September 1st, 2017 at 8:23 PM ^

Ok - responded to the wrong post - meant to say how long you have to wait between donations. As far as BAC, I remember in the days of our misspent youth at UM, we'd donate and then drink. We little geniuses thought it would give us a good buzz. I was real dean's material, as you can tell.

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fksljj

September 1st, 2017 at 8:17 PM ^

I give twice a year even though I hate needles. I have common peasant blood but I figure it goes to a good cause. I would give to Harvey but I gave a week before the hurricane hit and I believe there's a limit to how often you can donate.

GoBlueBill

September 1st, 2017 at 10:17 PM ^

 I give regularly. I cant donate again until the end of October or id give now.

I do have my calendar marked for November 12th to donate at Michigan stadium for the Blood Battle vs OSU !!

sum1valiant

September 1st, 2017 at 10:30 PM ^

Slightly tangential- I was talking to my barber today about that thing they called a fight last weekend. After opining that both fighters are two of the douchiest of douchebags that somehow found their way to quite a privileged lifestyle, I realized what an awesome opportunity they both have to make a major difference during this tragedy while dramatically improving their public images. By collectively donating just 10% of the fight purse, they would surpass the $12 million Watt has raised, and give the appearance of caring about anything other than themselves for once in the lives.
Frankly, given the timing, I can't believe there hasn't been more public pressure to get them to do something.