Award-winning Music Hall Blood Drive returns

Hoxworth teams up with seven local arts organizations to save lives in our community

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, is once again teaming up with local arts organizations for the Lifesaving as an Art Blood Drive, hosted by Music Hall. 

The Cincinnati Arts Association, Cincinnati Ballet, Cincinnati Opera, May Festival, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Friends of Music Hall are joining forces to help save lives in the community by hosting a blood drive in the ballroom at Music Hall 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8.

Donors will receive a free FC Cincinnati “I Bleed Orange and Blue” T-shirt and other gifts from Music Hall sponsors. Donors will also get to enjoy live performances throughout the day. 

“The Music Hall blood drive has proven to be one of our most popular blood donation events, year over year,” says David Oh, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Hoxworth Blood Center. “Cincinnati is a hub for the arts, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the collaboration and response from our greater Cincinnati community to be part of this special and unique experience.”

Whether you are a leader in the arts programming of Cincinnati or a supporter of music, dance and creative arts, we thank you in advance for joining our Hoxworth Heroes and donating Aug. 8. Hoxworth has been experiencing low donor turnout this summer, negatively impacting the local blood supply. Blood cannot be manufactured in a lab and Hoxworth and the hospitals they serve rely on the Tri-state community to roll up a sleeve and donate.

Appointments for blood donation are highly encouraged due to the popularity of the event. 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 more than 30 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 100,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Hoxworth Blood Center: Saving Lives Close to Home. 

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