Hoxworth Blood Center invites the greater Cincinnati community to celebrate 85 years of Saving Lives Close to Home

Special gifts for blood donors throughout December

Hoxworth lounge pants

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati is inviting you to celebrate their 85th anniversary of Saving Lives Close to Home this December! 

As a token of appreciation and to celebrate Hoxworth blood donors leading up to their anniversary, Hoxworth will be gifting all blood and platelet donors with Hoxworth lounge pants plus one FREE Cincinnati Zoo ticket December 1-10 at any of Hoxworth’s seven Neighborhood Donor Centers. Hoxworth lounge pants will be gifted to all donors the remainder of the month through December 31.

Hoxworth Blood Center, founded on December 10, 1938, is the oldest operating blood bank in the nation and is celebrating their 85th year as the greater Cincinnati Tri-State blood supplier. Hoxworth would not be celebrating this historic milestone without the generosity of blood donors and volunteers who have helped support their mission throughout the years. 

“We want to share our deepest gratitude with the greater Cincinnati community who has helped us collect lifesaving blood products to help local patients in need throughout the years," says José Cancelas, MD, PhD, Director and CEO, Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati. "Your selfless contributions have been essential to our organization, sustaining countless lives and embodying the spirit of compassion that defines our mission. Your generosity empowers us to continue our vital work, and we look forward to many more years of saving lives close to home.”  

Hoxworth Blood Center partnered with the University of Cincinnati in 1944 and is the only blood bank in the nation affiliated with a university, sharing a tri-part mission of community, research, and education. Beyond providing every local hospital with blood products, Hoxworth supports all solid organ and bone marrow transplant programs in the region.

Hoxworth blood donors and volunteers are responsible for saving lives in our community by helping to provide a safe and sustainable blood supply. This December, let’s come together to save the lives of friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues, and to celebrate 85 years of Saving Lives Close to Home.

Individuals interested in donating can learn more and schedule their donation at Hoxworth.org or by calling 513-451-0910. 

Together, We’re Saving Lives Close to Home. 

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. 

Related Stories