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.
Power in the Blood
The Red Cross is partnering with faith groups for the Power in the Blood campaign. All faith groups are invited to host a blood drive to help save lives. For more information about how to participate in Power in the Blood, click here.
Nurses Continuing Education Program
Independent-study CE activities are available for nurses through our Give an Hour, Get an Hour program. The continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Click here for more.
Give a Lions Share of Life
The Lions Club International Multiple District 13 has partnered with the Red Cross for the "Lions Share of Life" program to help local patients in need. By involving your Lions Club, or by giving at a Lions blood drive, you can receive an exclusive program lapel pin. 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.
Receive a free coupon from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and enter to win tickets to Zoombezi Bay!
Text Messaging from the American Red Cross
Opt-in to receive: Blood donation appointment reminders, Updates on the blood supply, Information on local promotions and Important updates from the Red Cross.
Click here to opt-in now: http://www.redcrossblood.org/textgivelife
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.
Drive to Serve Scholarship Program
The Central Ohio Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross wants to recognize students who make time for volunteer service to their communities as blood donors, Red Cross volunteers, and through other organizations. That's why the organization offers the Drive to Serve Scholarship program. Click here for more.
Pint Size Heroes
Through the Pint Size Hero program, young students can learn about blood as a medicine, participate in a community service project, and be a pint size 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.