There is currently a CRITICAL NEED for blood & platelet donors of all types


CINCINNATI, OH (July 18, 2022) – Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati currently has a CRITICAL NEED for blood donors of all types as well as platelet donors.

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, is asking you to help fill the current critical need for blood and platelet donors Image photo Chuck Gibson)

High usage in area hospitals coupled with low donor turnout has placed Hoxworth Blood Center’s inventory at critically low levels. Hoxworth is calling on the Greater Cincinnati community to roll up a sleeve to help local patients in need to maintain a stable blood supply throughout the summer.

“As the sole provider of blood products in the Tri-State, Hoxworth continues to call on the Cincinnati community to roll up their sleeves and donate,” said Jackie Marschall, Hoxworth spokesperson. “If people could take one hour out of our summertime activities to donate blood or platelets, it could mean a lifetime for someone else.”

Hoxworth Blood Center currently has many promotional opportunities for donors including:

  • Free beach towel for all donors through July 22
  • Free burger coupon from Gold Star Chili for all donors July 16-17
  • 1 free Coney Island ticket + beach towel + Gold Star coupon for platelet donors July 17
  • All donors receive entry into a drawing for a free $35k custom MINI Cooper

 Hoxworth officials note that donors will be needed to maintain a stable blood supply for local patients throughout the summer.

Appointments are highly encouraged. To schedule a donation, call (513) 451-0910 or visit