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Central Ohio

Serving Columbus and 26 surrounding counties in the heart of Ohio

 

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Donor Stories

Giving makes me feel good, and giving blood is about the easiest thing I can give. 
—Jodie
 

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 this summer and receive a buy-one-get-one free entry coupon to the Columbus Zoo, and chance to win Zoombezi Bay passes!
Join police officers and firefighters in this annual competition to help save lives by giving blood in July!
Blood donors can receive a free Cedar Fair theme park ticket at select drives.
Come to give blood in September for icy cool gifts and prizes with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
 

News

August 7, 2017
The American Red Cross urges blood donors to give in the final weeks of summer to help overcome a chronic summer blood shortage.   In August, regular donors may delay giving as final summer vacations are planned and back-to-school activities ramp up. To fully meet the needs of hospital...
July 25, 2017
Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, but there continues to be a critical summer blood shortage. Eligible donors of all types are urgently needed.  
 

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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