By Sean Lee
WWJ Health Reporter

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ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – It doesn’t matter if you’re a Spartan or a Buckeye — the University of Michigan wants everyone to become a “Wolverine for Life” this weekend.

Even if you’ve never caught a championship-winning pass, you’ve got a very special invitation to be a hero at the Big House this Sunday.

That’s when U of M’s largest life-saving donation drive takes place at Michigan Stadium.

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You can give blood or register as an organ, eye, tissue or bone marrow donor to someone desperately waiting for the gift of life.

U of M transplant surgeon Dr. Randall Sung says that gift is a priceless second chance for patients and families.

“What I tend to see is the impact on the patient and the families right at the time of the event right after the surgery, and the emotion and the meaning that it has for them is just impossible to measure,” Sung said.

The event happens Sunday. Nov. 17,  from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.  It’s part of the annual fall challenges between U-M and Ohio State: the Challenge for Life, the Blood Battle; and new this year, the Marrow Match-up — all in advance of the actual grid-iron match-up Nov. 30 in Ann Arbor.

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