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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.

 

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!
 

News

October 19, 2017
With the busy holiday season approaching, the American Red Cross encourages donors to give blood now to help ensure a sufficient supply for patients this winter.   Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, many regular donors delay giving due to holiday activities and travel. This often...
October 12, 2017
Help save lives at Guernsey County’s biggest blood drive   The community is invited to give blood at a special Meadowbrook High School Colts Out for Blood Drive with the American Red Cross Thursday, Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the school gym.    
 

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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