Renewal of elective surgeries increases

critical need for blood

By Chuck Gibson 

CINCINNATI, OH (June 21, 2020) – With the return of elective surgeries, Hoxworth Blood Centers of Cincinnati is experiencing a critical need for blood once again. 

Hoxworth has teamed with Crossroads Church earlier this year for blood drives to help reach more donors (File)

When elective surgeries first resumed in the Tri-State area, Hoxworth Blood Centers and Crossroads Church teamed up for several area blood drives to help meet demand for more blood. 

Now, Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati is teaming up once again with Crossroads Church for a series of community blood drives to support the Tri-State blood supply.

“As area hospitals are performing elective surgeries that were postponed in the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, blood usage has skyrocketed, and Hoxworth had to issue a critical appeal for blood products,” said Alecia Lipton, Director of Public Relations for Hoxworth. “With the support of Crossroads Church, we will be able to collect much needed units of red blood cells for surgeries, cancer patients, and trauma victims.” 

Several Crossroads Church locations are hosting community blood drives with Hoxworth Blood Center (Provided) 

Blood drives will be held at the following Crossroads locations:

Crossroads Oakley (3500 Madison Road) – Thursday, June 25          

Crossroads East Side (4450 Eastgate S Dr.) – Friday, June 26

Crossroads West Side (8575 Bridgetown Road) – Friday, June 26

Crossroads Mason (990 Reading Road) – Monday, June 29

Hoxworth will be following social distancing guidelines and taking extra safety precautions to protect the health and wellness of both donors and staff. All Hoxworth employees at donor centers will be wearing masks, changing gloves between donors, and sanitizing surfaces regularly.  Additionally, donor chairs will be positioned to maintain a six-foot distance between donors.

To schedule a donation for a Crossroads blood drive, call (513) 451-0910 or visit Appointments are required at this time in order to maintain social distancing protocol.

About Crossroads:

Crossroads Church is a national movement of Christ-followers meeting all over the country who are connecting people to Jesus and changing the world. It has been ranked among the fastest-growing and largest churches in the U.S.

Crossroads was launched in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1995 and has grown to 12 physical locations in and around Cincinnati, Lexington, Dayton and Columbus as well as an online church platform. To learn more, visit