Serving Columbus and 26 surrounding counties in the heart of Ohio
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About the Central Ohio Blood Services Region
The Central Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross serves 27 counties in central Ohio, headquartered in Columbus. For more click here.
Sponsor Recognition Program
The Central Ohio Region Sponsor Recognition Program is a partnership with organizations to encourage regular blood drives and blood donations. We recognize blood drive sponsors in four levels based on how many drives they hold each year. To see a list of our sponsors and to learn more about the program CLICK HERE.
Elementary and Middle School Programs
Through two youth programs for elementary and middle school, young students can learn about blood as a medicine, participate in a community service project, and be a hero to patients in need. Click here for more.
Ohio State vs. Michigan Blood Battle since 1982
Since 1982 students and fans of OSU and University of Michigan have battled to donate the most blood leading up to their anticipated football game each November. For more information on this annual campaign, click here.
Students ages 16-24 can participate in the Leaders Save Lives program to earn gift cards and scholarships!
Come to donate blood for a chance to win a Hocking Hills getaway with zip-line tour for two!
Come to give blood this summer and receive a buy-one-get-one free entry coupon to the Columbus Zoo, and chance to win Zoombezi Bay passes!
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Partners for Life Diversity Program
The Partners for Life program is a community–based initiative with a mission to increase minority blood donor participation in Central Ohio to benefit local patients in need. Click here for more.
American Red Cross Club at Ohio State
Students at The Ohio State University are helping the community through the American Red Cross Club at OSU. For more information, click here.