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Hoxworth Blood Center needs donations; holidays and cold weather have supplies running low

NKyTribune staff

Hoxworth Blood Center has put out a call for donations to replenish blood supplies depleted by cold weather and the holidays.

Hoxworth released the following statement regarding the request for donations:

“Our local blood stores have been negatively affected by recent holidays and cold weather. All eligible individuals, especially those with type O+ blood, are being asked to donate blood immediately to replenish inventory.

A great resolution for the new year is to make a difference, and you can do that immediately by donating blood.”

In Northern Kentucky, donations can be made at Hoxworth Ft. Mitchell, located in the Ft. Mitchell Station Shopping Center, 2220 Grandview Dr., Suite 140, Ft. Mitchell.

Platelet and Red Cell donations can also be made at this center.

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati was founded in 1938 and serves 31 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 80,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals.

To ensure an adequate blood and blood component supply to support patient usage in the area hospitals served by Hoxworth Blood Center, a minimum of 300 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer platelet donors are needed every day.

To schedule an appointment, to find out about other area locations, or for more information, call 513-451-0910 or go to www.hoxworth.org .

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