CINCINNATI—Due to a snow storm that blanketed the Tristate this week, a number of blood drives were cancelled, and there was a decrease in blood and platelet donations.
Now, Hoxworth Blood Center is asking the UC community to help fill that void.
A special blood drive will take place Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Kresge Auditorium, 3255 Eden Ave. All donors will be registered to win a pair of suite tickets to the sold out Taylor Swift concert on March 28 at U.S. Bank Arena.
“We are offering a special incentive to combat blood drive cancelations,” says Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson. “Patients in our 32 area hospitals continue to need blood and platelets. Please join us and make a blood donation as we attempt to make up the more than 300 unit deficit the snow storms caused.”
In order to give blood or platelets, donors must:
· Be at least 17 years old or 16 years old with parental consent
· Weigh at least 110 pounds
· Generally feel well and healthy
Please bring a photo ID, and make sure you’ve had a good meal and are hydrated.
Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati is on a campaign to recruit 100,000 Donors, 100,000 Heroes. Founded in 1938, Hoxworth serves 32 hospitals in 17 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects over 90,000 units of blood from local donors. At least 350 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer platelet donors are essential each day to keep up with the demands of Tristate hospitals and their patients.