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Hoxworth Blood Center's mobile donor unit.
The Simplicity of Donating Blood
With an hour of your life, you could save the lives of many needing blood and platelets. This is the process.

Hoxworth Blood Center's mobile donor unit.

UC's Hoxworth Blood Center collects, tests, processes and distributes blood and its components to 30 hospitals and medical centers in a 17-county area of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
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Publish Date: 08/24/11
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
Patient Info: Appointments are recommended but not required. If you'd like to schedule and appointment, call (513) 451-0910.
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Urgent Need for Type O Blood Donors

The end-of-summer has brought a slowing of blood donations just as the need for blood products has trended upward. Type O donors are needed at Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Centers or blood drives in the coming days and next week.

Appointments to donate blood are recommended, but never required. Call (513) 451-0910 to schedule your appointment. If you know your Donor ID and password you can schedule an appointment online.

>> Schedule an appointment.

>> Find a convenient donation opportunity near you.

>> Find out if you are eligible to donate.

Donating Blood
Donating blood is safe and easy. You must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health. You must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.

Consider maximizing your gift of life by giving an Automated Red Cell donation (commonly known as a "Double Red” donation). Learn more about this procedure.

About Hoxworth
Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, founded in 1938, serves 31 hospitals in 17 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. 

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