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Central Ohio

Serving Columbus and 26 surrounding counties in the heart of Ohio

 

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Donor Stories

I know that anyone could need blood at any time, including my own child.  I give to make sure blood is there for whoever needs it. 
—Farrah
 

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

Donors can now complete a portion of their health history online with RapidPass!
Come to give blood in January and February in Central Ohio for a chance to win $2,000 in Kroger gift cards.
 

News

January 25, 2016
The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further depleting an already low winter supply.
 

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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