The Cincinnati Bengals and Local 12 once again teamed up with Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati to host the 8th Annual Bengals Blood Drive on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Paul Brown Stadium.
"This partnership with the Bengals and Local 12 has once again resulted in Cincinnati's largest blood drive, collecting 749 blood products, thus helping to save 2,247 lives in tri-state", said Hoxworth director, Dr. Ronald A. Sacher. "We are thrilled with the support that Bengals fans showed at the blood drive and welcome them to the rank of Hero."
Bengals WeekThose who could not attend the drive on Tues. can participate in "Bengals Week" at all of any Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Center. Blood donors who give at a neighborhood donor center or community blood drive on Oct. 28, 29, 30 or 31 will receive a limited-edition Bengals Blood Drive T-shirt while supplies last.
How to Donate:
Donating blood is safe and easy. You must be at least 17 years old (16 years old 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.
Please call (513) 451-0910 or (800) 830-1091 to schedule an appointment to donate or visit hoxworth.org/bengals.
Hoxworth Blood Center, 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 tri-state hospitals and their patients.