Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati is joining the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day blood drive with support from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Be The Match.
The blood drive will take place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center located at 50 East Freedom Way in downtown Cincinnati on Monday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. All donors will receive a free “I Have a Dream” T-shirt.
Be The Match, an organization dedicated to providing unrelated marrow and stem cell donors to patients needing a life-saving donor match, will be on-site registering individuals for the bone marrow registry and providing information.
“We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to partner with these organizations for another year to celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Alecia Lipton, spokesperson for Hoxworth Blood Center. “Hosting a blood drive in Dr. King’s honor is a perfect way to celebrate his values by taking time to give back to others in our community.”
If you are unable to make this blood drive, Hoxworth will be hosting an MLK Blood Drive Week at all Hoxworth Donor Centers from Friday, Jan. 17 through Friday, Jan. 24. Donate blood, platelets or plasma at any one of seven donor centers during the week-long promotion and receive a free “I Have a Dream” T-shirt!
Appointments for blood donation are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors can schedule appointments by calling (513) 451-0910 or by scheduling online at www.hoxworth.org/groups/mlk.