SOCKTOBER Promotion Returns to Hoxworth Blood Center

NEWS RELEASE; Cara Nicolas, Associate Director, PR

CINCINNATI, OH (October 21, 2020) –  Fall is officially here, the leaves are changing, and Halloween is right around the corner—which means it’s time for SOCKTOBER at Hoxworth Blood Center.

Blood Donors receive a pair of these great Socks during Socktober at Hoxworth now-Halloween (Provided)

It’s back: the Hoxworth SOCKTOBER Blood Donor promotion has returned to all Hoxworth neighborhood donation centers. Donate blood between Sunday, Oct. 18 and Friday, Oct. 31 at any one of seven Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Centers to receive a pair of limited-edition “Hoxworth Hero” socks.

“Last year’s Socktober event was a huge success with our donors, so we’re excited to bring back this promotion with a new design,” said Alecia Lipton, Direction of Public Relations at Hoxworth Blood Center. “When you donate blood with Hoxworth, you’re saving lives right here in our community. That’s why we consider all of our donors to be true heroes—and we thought a pair of Hoxworth-branded superhero socks seemed like the perfect way to show our appreciation.”

Another of the “Hoxworth Heroes” sock designs for blood donors now until October 31. (Provided)

Lipton mentioned that October marks the beginning of a difficult period for blood banks across the country, as flu season, weather, and upcoming holidays negatively impact donor turnout.

Hoxworth continues to follow social distancing guidelines at donor centers and blood drives.  Masks are required per local guidelines. 

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

About Hoxworth:

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati was founded in 1938 and serves more than 30 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 90,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Hoxworth Blood Center: Saving Lives Close to Home.