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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.

 

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.
 

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 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!
Come to give July 1-5 and get a Red Cross lunch cooler, while supplies last!
Donors can now complete a portion of their health history online with RapidPass!
Join police officers and firefighters in this annual competition to help save lives by giving blood in July!
 

News

June 7, 2016
The American Red Cross is partnering with Nexcare Bandages and supermodel Niki Taylor to urge eligible blood and platelet donors to give this June in honor of World Blood Donor Day on June 14.
May 23, 2016
  Donors can choose their day to help save lives during summer awareness campaign   COLUMBUS, Ohio — The American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donors to choose their day to give and help ensure blood is available for patients all summer long during its annual summer awareness...
 

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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

 

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