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Calling All Blood Donors

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati needs help from the Bearcat community to collect 600 units of blood during UC’s all-campus blood drive, Monday, April 9, through Friday, April 13.

The drive will take place on Tangeman University Center’s fourth floor in rooms ABC 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and a donor bus will be parked at McMicken Commons 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday. Additionally, drives will be taking place at UC Blue Ash, UC Clermont, UC Victory Parkway and the UC medical campus throughout the week.

“While we’re excited for the arrival of spring weather, the start of spring also kicks off an increase in blood usage,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson. “And we rely on the generosity of volunteer blood donors to fulfill that need. We have a goal to collect at least 600 units of lifesaving blood products next week, and we know the Bearcat community can help us reach that goal and support local patients.”

Lipton also noted that blood products collected will be used in the 31 area hospitals that Hoxworth serves.

Appointments are highly encouraged due to the popularity of this event, but walk-ins are welcome.  Schedule an appointment by calling 513-451-0910 or visit

www.hoxworth.org/groups/uc

.

About Hoxworth:

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati was founded in 1938 and serves 31 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.  Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 70,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Hoxworth Blood Center.  All Types Welcome.

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