Celebrate Opening Day with Hoxworth Blood Center and Cincinnati Reds

NEWS RELEASE: Cara Nicolas, Associate Director, Public Relations

CINCINNATI, OHIO (July 20, 2020) – Blood donors and baseballs fans have one last chance to get their limited-edition Cincinnati Reds t-shirt when they donate blood with Hoxworth Blood Center on Opening Da

Donate Blood on Reds Opening Day to get a Reds/Hoxworth t-shirt (File) 

The Cincinnati Reds and Hoxworth Blood Center are teaming up to celebrate a belated Opening Day on Friday, July 24th.  Individuals who donate at one of Hoxworth’s seven Neighborhood Donor Centers will receive a special “There’s No Place Like HOME” t-shirt that was designed exclusively for the 2020 Hoxworth’s Reds Week blood drive that took place in June.

Hoxworth “Reds Week” blood drive was a big success again. (FILE)

“Every year, we are blown away by the support we get during our Reds Week blood drive. This year, the 2020 Reds Week blood drive registered almost 3,000 donors and collected 3,228 lifesaving blood products,” said Alecia Lipton, Director of Public Relations for Hoxworth Blood Center. “Now that baseball season is officially kicking off, we’re thrilled to offer our donors another chance to earn their limited-edition t-shirt while saving lives in our community.” 

Lipton added that the need for blood has increased in recent weeks as hospitals perform surgeries that were postponed at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Masks are required at all Hoxworth location. Appointments for blood donation are highly encouraged. at this time to manage donor flow and adhere to social distancing protocols. Donors can schedule appointments by calling (513) 451-0910 or by scheduling online at www.hoxworth.org/groups/reds.

About Hoxworth: 

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati was founded in 1938 and serves over 30 hospitals and medical facilities in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  Hoxworth collects blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Hoxworth Blood Center.  All Types Welcome.