Hoxworth need for donations 'critical'

Posted at 2:06 PM, Dec 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-29 14:06:50-05

CINCINNATI -- There is a critical need for platelet donors at the Hoxworth Blood Center at the University of Cincinnati, officials announced today.

Officials ask all eligible donors to donate blood as soon as possible, regardless of their blood type.

“We are experiencing low donor turn out,” Director Ronald Sacher said in a release. “The demand is great as illness, trauma and cancer do not take a holiday. “

Hoxworth needs the donations within the week, Sacher said.

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.