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Donate blood during Hoxworth's Hero2Hero drive

Blood donors can write a thank-you note to show their appreciation to a local veteran

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati and Honor Flight Tri-State are honoring local heroes during the 11th annual Hero2Hero Blood Drive, scheduled from Thursday, Nov. 7 through Monday, Nov. 11.

Honor Flight Tri-State is an organization that transports veterans to Washington, DC, to visit their war memorials. For the fourth year in a row, Hoxworth Blood Center will be sponsoring a group of veterans to fly with Honor Flight Tri-State.

Hoxworth Blood Center invites donors to support this cause by donating blood at any one of seven neighborhood donor centers during the promotion. All donors will have the opportunity to write a personalized thank you note to be presented to a local veteran on the Honor Flight; donors will also receive a commemorative car decal as a thank you for their contribution.   

“Donating blood this Veterans Day is a unique and impactful way to recognize the bravery and sacrifice of the veterans of our country,” says Alecia Lipton, spokeperson for Hoxworth. “Partnering with Honor Flight Tri-State for the fourth year a row is a true honor, and we hope that our community will roll up a sleeve and donate blood in honor of our nation’s heroes.”

Appointments for blood donation are encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors can schedule appointments by calling (513) 451-0910 or by scheduling online at

About Hoxworth:

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