One lifesaving blood or platelet donor will win a $35,000 custom MINI Cooper!


CINCINNATI, OH (May 31, 2022) – Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati MINI are teaming up to award one lifesaving blood or platelet donor with a $35,000 custom MINI Cooper.

Beginning Wednesday, June 1, and running through September 16, all blood and platelet donors at any Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Center  or  Blood Drive will earn a chance to win. The more you donate between June 1-September 16, the more chances you have to win. Tax, title and license fee will be covered for a maximum car value of $35,000. 

“We are so excited to partner with Cincinnati MINI to offer a unique gift opportunity for the amazing blood donors in our community,” said Jackie Marschall, Hoxworth spokesperson. “We are always looking for new and exciting ways to bring blood donors in the doors and we hope that a free custom MINI encourages the community to roll up a sleeve throughout the summer!”

Marschall says the summer months pose a difficult time for blood banks across the nation due to higher blood usage and low donor turnout. This partnership with Cincinnati Mini and Hoxworth Blood Centers offers a unique and exciting opportunity for donors to help save lives while earning a chance to win a custom MINI Cooper. Cincinnati MINI Marketing Director Louis Velazquez shared his excitement about the special opportunity for Hoxworth Blood Donors. 

“We are so excited to offer the lucky winner this very cool opportunity,” said Velazquez. “Custom ordering a MINI is a very rewarding experience as you are able to choose from endless customization options from exterior color, contrast roofs and mirrors, different types of stripes and design patterns/graphics on the outside to beautiful leathers and trims on the inside. A MINI is to be a reflection of your personality and individuality, so to allow someone who is making a difference for the greater good to have something that is completely made for them and no one else, is truly something special. We’re all better together and this really is a wonderful community initiative. We’re happy to be a part of it!”

Terms and Conditions apply. To learn more about #DonateToDrive and to schedule your summer donations, visit or call 513-451-0910. Hoxworth Blood Center and Cincinnati MINI – Saving Lives Close to Home.