Go for the Gold During Hoxworth’s Platelet Olympics Event

By Chuck Gibson (Jackie Marschall, Hoxworth contributed) 

CINCINNATI, OH (February 4, 2022) – Hoxworth Blood Centers is offering Gold Medals and a Snuggle Blanket for donors during February: It’s Olympic Gold for platelet donors and Snuggle Blankets for all types of Blood Donors. 

Hoxworth Blood Center invites donors to “go for the gold” in the Hoxworth Winter Platelet Olympics!

Individuals who donate platelets four times between Feb. 1 and March 31 will win the title of “gold medalist” and receive an exclusive Hoxworth-branded camping chair and a gold medal.

“Platelets are an incredibly important component of blood—they are essential for blood clotting, and critical for patients undergoing organ transplants and treatment for cancer. Because platelets have a shelf life of just five to seven days, Hoxworth has an ongoing need for dedicated platelet donors.” – Alecia Lipton, Spokesperson, Hoxworth Blood Center

Appointments for platelet donations are highly encouraged.

For more information or to schedule a donation, call Hoxworth at (513) 451-0910 or visit https://hoxworth.org/donors/platelet-olympics.html

Additionally, all donors who donate between Feb. 4 and Feb. 18 will receive a Hoxworth fleece blanket as a thank you.

You’re Our Type! Hoxworth Celebrating

February with Cozy Gift for Donors

Get your snuggle on just in time for Valentine’s Day. When you donate blood between Friday, February 4 and Friday, February 18, Hoxworth will present donors with a special gift.

Donors will receive fleece blanket free when they donate between February 4 and February 18. (Image provided)

According to Lipton, blood banks across the country have issued pleas for blood and platelet donors as the national blood supply has dwindled in recent weeks; the need is only expected to increase through the winter months.

“Without our donors, we cannot provide lifesaving blood products to the area hospitals we serve,” Lipton said. “We need the Cincinnati community to make platelet donation a priority so we can keep our shelves stocked for patients during these difficult winter months.”

For those who donate blood at any of Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Centers or select blood drives, Hoxworth will gift donors with a cozy fleece blanket for contributing to our lifesaving mission.

Because winter tends to be a difficult period for blood collections across the country, Hoxworth wants to give donors a special gift for supporting our lifesaving mission.

“Now more than ever, especially with the inclement weather, we need donors to keep their appointments and continue donating to maintain our community blood supply,” – Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth Blood Centers

To schedule a donation, call Hoxworth at 513-451-0910 or visit www.hoxworth.org. Appointments are encouraged to maintain proper social distancing, and masks are required of all donors.