CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati has an urgent need for Type O donors. Individuals with the blood Type O Positive or O Negative are being asked to donate immediately. Hoxworth needs to recruit an additional 800 Type O donors this week in order to recover from the current shortage.
All individuals, regardless of blood type, are urged to donate. However, Type O blood is an urgent need at the present time. National blood supplies are limited and we cannot rely on acquiring blood from other communities at this time.
"The need for donors is the result of a decrease in donations and an increased need from patients at the 31 hospitals that we serve," said Dr. Ronald Sacher, director of Hoxworth Blood Center. "As the stewards of the local blood supply, it is our responsibility to alert the public and request help in times of need."
Hoxworth operates eight Neighborhood Donor Centers in Anderson, Blue Ash, Downtown, Ft. Mitchell, Mason, Tri-County, Western Hills and the Hoxworth Center adjacent to University Hospital. Walk-ins are welcome, however appointments are encouraged. Call (513) 451-0910 or visit hoxworth.org.