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Urgent need for blood at Hoxworth Blood Center

Posted at 5:20 PM, Jan 11, 2016

CINCINNATI -- Blood donors of all types, especially Type O negative, are needed immediately by Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati.

Blood supply is below optimum levels, Hoxworth spokeswoman Alyssa Dailey wrote in a release.

Officials with Hoxworth are seeing a sharp decline in the local blood inventory due to sluggish donations, likely because of illness and inclement weather, according to the release.

The blood type with the lowest supply is O negative, with supplies 27 percent below normal. Blood Type A positive has supplies 21 percent below normal, type B negative’s supplies are 16 percent below normal and O positive supplies are 10 percent below normal.

 

To donate, you can call 513-451-0910 to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also accepted.

Hoxworth Blood Center has locations in Anderson Township, Blue Ash, Cincinnati, Fort Mitchell, Mason, Tri-County, Western Hills and at the University of Cincinnati.