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Upcoming UC blood drive

Hoxworth Blood Center needs help from UC Bearcats to boost local blood supply

Hoxworth Blood Center is asking students, faculty, staff and fans of the University of Cincinnati to roll up a sleeve at the UC All-Campus blood drive.

The University of Cincinnati all-campus blood drive is scheduled to kick off on Monday, January 28 and run through Friday, February 1. Each donor will receive a free pair of “Life of the Party” socks.

“Blood banks across the nation are reporting shortages of blood and platelet products,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson. “We are not immune to this in Cincinnati and are asking the UC community to help us bolster our blood supply and support local patients in the hospitals that we serve.”

The drive will take place in Tangeman University Center’s Great Hall from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and on McMicken Commons, Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. Additionally, blood drives will be taking place at UC Blue Ash on Tuesday, January 30, UC Clermont on Wednesday, January 30, and the UC medical campus on Friday, February 1 all between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Hoxworth needs to collect at least 350 whole blood donations and 40 platelet donations every day to fulfill the needs of local hospitals.

Appointments are highly encouraged due to the popularity of this event, but walk-ins are welcome. Schedule an appointment by calling (513) 451-0910 or visit the website.

About Hoxworth

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati was founded in 1938 and serves over 30 hospitals in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 70,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Hoxworth Blood Center. All Types Welcome.