“Every year we are blown away by the support we get during our Reds Week blood drive. This year, the 2020 Reds Week blood drive registered almost 3,000 donors and collected 3,228 lifesaving blood products,” said Alecia Lipton, director of public relations for Hoxworth Blood Center. “Now that baseball season is officially kicking off, we’re thrilled to offer our donors another chance to earn their limited-edition t-shirt while saving lives in our community.”
Lipton added that the need for blood has increased in recent weeks as hospitals perform surgeries that were postponed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Masks are required at all Hoxworth locations. Appointments for blood donation are highly encouraged at this time to manage donor flow and adhere to social distancing protocols. Donors can schedule appointments by calling (513) 451-0910 or by scheduling online at www.hoxworth.org.