Blood donors can win Reds playoff tickets

By Mark Shuller - Email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) – Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati is asking that everyone step up to the plate and become a blood donor and celebrate The National League Central Division Champs, the Cincinnati Reds. Donate blood Monday, Oct 4 thru Thurs., Oct. 7 and you will be automatically registered to win a pair of tickets to see the Cincinnati Reds take on the Phillies, on Oct. 10 at Great American Ballpark.

Donating blood is safe and easy. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health. Individuals 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.

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and proudly 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 to help save the lives of patients in our area hospitals.  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.  Hoxworth Blood Center, Our Donors Save Lives.

Donors can visit or call (513) 451-0910 or (800) 830-1091 to schedule an appointment to donate.