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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.
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.
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.
Come to donate blood and receive a coupon to the Columbus Zoo and chance to win Zoombezi Bay passes!
Come to give blood this summer and receive a $10 off admission coupon to Cedar Point!
Join police officers and firefighters in this annual competition to help save lives by giving blood in July!
Come to give blood for a chance to win free gas from Marathon!
Come to give blood in Central Ohio this August and receive a free donut coupon from Tim Hortons!
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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.
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.
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.