All eligible individuals are being asked to donate blood immediately.

Cincinnati, Ohio – Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati is releasing a critical appeal for type O and type A blood. All eligible individuals are being asked to donate blood immediately.

“All individuals, with type O or type A blood, are urged to donate” reports Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson. “National blood supplies are extremely limited and we cannot rely on acquiring blood from other communities at this time.  We are at a critical level and need donors to respond.”

Presently, the blood center has only 65 percent of the optimal type O negative inventory and 71 percent of type A needed to serve over 30 Tri-State hospitals.

“The extreme cold has resulted in the cancellation of blood drives resulting in a critical shortage of type O and type A blood,” said Dr. Jose Cancelas, Director.   “We are asking the community, to support our efforts to ensure that those in need will have lifesaving blood products available when needed.”

Hoxworth operates seven Neighborhood Donor Centers in Anderson, Blue Ash, Ft. Mitchell, West Chester, 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 visithoxworth.org.



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