Ohio State Athletics
Activating Campus Communities
Through our partnership with Ohio State Athletics we’re activating donor communities with on-campus events, exciting rewards programs, and by engaging members of the Buckeye Nation through education and awareness about the critical need for blood donation. Together, we unite students, alumni and fans in our mission to save lives and strengthen the pulse of the communities we live, learn and serve in.
Ohio State’s annual Blood Battle is where friendly competition meets an incredible cause. Every year, this challenge pits Buckeyes against students at the University of Michigan to see which school can collect the most blood donations.
A long-standing tradition since 1982, the Blood Battle not only offers students and faculty an exciting opportunity to represent and showcase their school pride, but it’s also one of the largest on-campus donation events hosted throughout the year.
On average, each campus contributes more than 1,000 donations during the month-long challenge. In 2022, the two competing schools collected a grand total of 3,183 units of lifesaving blood.
Blood donated with Versiti Blood Center of Ohio directly benefits patients of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center — the only academic medical center in the region. As the largest cancer hospital in the Midwest, this leading hospital system depends on more than 60,000 lifesaving units of blood products annually. Through our partnership with The Ohio State University, we strengthen the pulse of our on- and-off campus communities with donor events that directly support the lifesaving work of Wexner Medical Center’s nationally recognized hematology department.
Versiti partners work with us to strengthen local businesses, bring communities together and, above all else, help save lives through the gift of blood donation.
Are you interested in making a lasting impact on your business and in your community? Learn more about our Partnership Program or complete the form below to explore all the incredible things we can do together.