Free T-shirts for Hoxworth Blood Donors


CINCINNATI, OH (March 28, 2022) – April Fools Day is this Friday, but Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, won’t be playing pranks this April Fool’s Day. They’ll be giving blood donors a FREE T-shirt, and that’s no joke!

Donors who roll up a sleeve at a Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Center between Thursday, March 31 and Sunday, April 3 can choose a FREE T-shirt from past Hoxworth promotions.

Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth Blood Center director of public relations reminds us “blood and platelets are essential in the care and treatment of trauma victims, transplants recipients, cancer patients and more”. 

“It’s critical that we have a stable supply of blood on the shelf ready to go at a moment’s notice,” said Lipton. ”We ask that members of the Tri-state community make the time to do their part and help a local patient by donating blood with us.”

Hoxworth serves more than 30 hospitals in the Tri-State area, according to Lipton, and donors are always needed—because “it’s the blood that is on the shelf that will be used to save lives in an emergency.”

Appointments for blood donation are highly encouraged. Donors can schedule appointments by calling (513) 451-0910 or by scheduling online at