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Central Ohio

Serving Columbus and 26 surrounding counties in the heart of Ohio

 

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Donor Stories

I give platelets on the first Saturday of every month because I know my donations can give someone another smile or another birthday.
—Donna
 

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

 

What's Happening

Come to give blood for a chance to win $2,000 in gas or groceries from Kroger!
Come to give blood in January and receive a coupon from Dunkin Donuts.
Come to give blood this December and receive a gift from Subway.
Come out to give Dec. 24 through Jan. 4 for an American Red Cross holiday long-sleeve T-shirt, while supplies last!
Come to give in November for a change to win a Hocking Hills getaway with zipline tour!
 

News

December 16, 2014
American Red Cross, Trans-Siberian Orchestra offer blood donors tickets to upcoming concert  
November 28, 2014
  Buckeyes take trophy back from Wolverines
 

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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