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Date: 02/06/12
Hoxworth Blood Center


To arrange interviews with Hoxworth Blood Center researchers, contact Katie Pence at (513) 558-4561. After hours, contact the on-call public information officer at (513) 558-4553.

General Information:
Hoxworth Blood Center is a division of the UC Academic Health Center and is the only blood center for the greater Cincinnati area.


Serving a 17-county area in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Hoxworth collects, tests, processes and distributes blood and blood components to 31 hospitals and medical centers.


Hoxworth needs to collect blood from 350 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer platelet donors each day meet the needs of Tristate patients.


Hoxworth's purpose is to enhance the well-being of patients by assuring a reliable and economical supply of the safest possible blood. Hoxworth is licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is accredited by multiple agencies including the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT). Hoxworth is also a member of  America's Blood Centers and Blood Centers of America.


Hoxworth Blood Center is an internationally recognized leader in transfusion medicine. The center is made up of 26 departments and includes more than 300 volunteers committed to serving the community.

Hoxworth Services:
In addition to collecting, manufacturing and providing blood and blood products to Tristate area hospitals, the blood center provides clinical, research and educational services.  

Laboratory Services:

Immunohematology Reference Laboratory

Transfusion Service

Cellular Therapies Division

Transplantation Immunology Division

Components/Product Management

Donor Testing Laboratory



Hoxworth Blood Center offers a master's program and a Transfusion Medicine Fellowship to qualified applicants. Details about the Master's Degree programs can be found here


Additional information for those interested in the Transfusion Medicine Fellowship program is available here.


Research Division:

The research division of Hoxworth Blood Center is an industry leader in the coordination of research projects developed for the advancement of transfusion medicine and the study of clinical applications of transfusion medicine-related products.


Research is being conducted to help develop new methods to study basic biology and the regulation of adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation.


For more information, click here.

Ronald Sacher, PhD
Director of Hoxworth Blood Center
Professor of Internal Medicine and Pathology
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center
3130 Highland Avenue
PO Box 670055
Cincinnati, Ohio  45267-0055
Phone: 513-558-1201

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