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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.

 

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

 

What's Happening

Come out to give blood or platelets June 30-July 5 for a Red Cross drawstring bag, while supplies last.
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!
Join police officers and firefighters in this annual competition to help save lives by giving blood in July!
Blood donors can receive a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket at select drives.
 

News

June 12, 2017
The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need and offers three easy steps people can take to help save lives.    Schedule – Use the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-...
May 30, 2017
The American Red Cross urges those who have never given blood before –  as well as those who haven’t given recently – to make an appointment to give blood or platelets now and help sustain a sufficient community blood supply this summer.  
 

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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