Hoxworth Blood Center and FC Cincinnati bleed orange and blue this February

Donate blood and score an exclusive FC Cincinnati scarf for saving lives

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, is inviting volunteer blood donors and soccer fans to show their Cincinnati pride this February by donating blood and making an impact in our community by saving lives. All donors will receive a limited-edition FC Cincinnati scarf while supplies last. 

Individuals who donate blood or platelets at any of Hoxworth’s seven Neighborhood Donor Centers or select mobile blood drives during the month of February (Feb. 1-29) will receive an “I Bleed Orange and Blue” FC Cincinnati scarf as a thank you for saving lives in our community. 

“FC Cincinnati’s run last year was something that ignited soccer fans and brought Cincinnati together,” says David Oh, MD, Medical Director, Hoxworth Blood Center. “That’s why we’re excited to gift our generous community of blood donors with exclusive FCC swag so they can come together again and show their Cincinnati pride for not only FC Cincinnati, but saving lives through blood donation with Hoxworth.” 

Hoxworth’s exclusive scarf comes at the perfect time for FC Cincinnati fans to gear up for the season opener at TQL Stadium on February 25. 

February also marks Black History Month, and Hoxworth Blood Center wants to raise awareness for the need of building a diverse blood donor base in our community. Of all whole blood and red blood cell donations, 12.2% were collected from minority donors, nationally – a 35.4% decrease from 2019. Black and Hispanic donors are urgently needed to help patients for specially matched transfusions, like those who undergo treatments for Sickle Cell Disease. Donors with genetically-similar blood are more likely to be a match for patients from the same ethnic background—which means fewer complications and a better outcome for the patient.

Hoxworth operates seven days a week with Neighborhood Donor Centers located in Anderson, Blue Ash, Clifton (Central), Ft. Mitchell, KY, Tri-County, West Chester (North), and Western Hills (West). For those interested in donating blood for the first time, standard whole blood donation takes roughly 60 minutes from check-in to post-donation snacks. 

For more information and to schedule your lifesaving donation, call 513-451-0910 or click the link below.

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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