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Serving Columbus and 26 surrounding counties in the heart of Ohio


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I give so often it is a habit.  Donating blood has become part of who I am. 

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 in September for icy cool gifts and prizes with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Come to give and enter to win a Hocking Hills getaway for two with a zip-line tour!


September 3, 2015
Red Cross urges eligible donors to close out summer with a blood or platelet donation   The American Red Cross urges the community to end summer on a positive and potentially lifesaving note with a blood or platelet donation this Labor Day holiday.
August 25, 2015
The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to offer a free haircut coupon to those who come out to donate blood or platelets during September. “We are pleased to partner with Sport Clips Haircuts in September nationwide, and through their generosity, offer a coupon for a...

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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