Hoxworth Blood Center, Cincinnati Reds partner to strike out blood shortages

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Reds are teaming up to strike out blood shortages, offering exciting gifts and donation opportunities to blood donors in April.

April 1-30 | Cincinnati Reds Hoodie Donor Gift

Cincinnati Reds hoodie

This Cincinnati Reds hoodie is the free gift for Hoxworth donors in the month of April.

All blood and platelet donors who donate at any of Hoxworth’s seven Neighborhood Donor Centers and select mobile blood drives during the month of April will receive an exclusive Cincinnati Reds hoodie as a thank you.

“We’re thrilled for the return of baseball season and to offer our Cincinnati Reds fans exciting blood donation opportunities,” says David Oh, MD, chief medical officer, Hoxworth Blood Center. “We can’t thank the Reds enough for being such a valuable community partner and helping us strike out blood shortages throughout the baseball season.”

Hoxworth Blood Center and the Cincinnati Reds official partnership spans decades, resulting in thousands of collected units of blood from local donors. Hoxworth is excited to return to Great American Ballpark for the first time since 2014 for the single day blood drive on April 2 while also offering more opportunities for Reds fans to give back and receive exclusive Reds gear as a thank you by donating at any of Hoxworth’s Neighborhood Donor Centers during the month of April.

The blood drive at Great American Ballpark will be held on Tuesday, April 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Bally Sports Club. This blood drive is currently FULL with close to 300 participants registered to donate. Hoxworth officials and donors will be available for media interviews throughout the day. 

Hoxworth needs at least 500 donors each day, including at least 60 platelet donors, to meet the demand of patients in local hospitals. Hoxworth’s seven Neighborhood Donor Centers are located in Anderson, Blue Ash, Clifton (Central), Ft. Mitchell, KY, West Chester (North), Tri-County, and Western Hills (West). 

For more information on any of these events, visit Hoxworth.org or call 513-451-0910.

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