Bengals draw blood

4:40 p.m.

The seventh annual Bengals/Hoxworth Community Blood Drive at Paul Brown Stadium Wednesday collected a total of 636 blood products and for the fourth straight year it remains the largest blood drive in Greater Cincinnati.

Each unit donated can save up to three lives, said Alecia Lipton, community relations manager for Hoxworth Blood Center, in a team press release. "So we are estimating that the drive will save more than 1,900 lives in the tri-state area. We thank the Bengals organization for their continued support."
The event, also sponsored by Local 12 (WKRC-TV) , included the registration of 60 people with the National Marrow Donor Program.

The Bengals receive an award for the area's largest blood drive at Hoxworth's 70th Anniversary Gala Nov. 1 at the Duke Energy Center.

"It's an honor to help take part in this drive," said Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis in the release.  "We congratulate everyone who participated. There is no substitute for this vital resource, and no other way to obtain it."
Persons who missed the event in the stadium's East Club Lounge are encouraged to contact Hoxworth at 513-451-0910 for an appointment.
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