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Brian Boyle's Iron Heart Blood Drive

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Columbus, OH











For Brian’s complete story,

Ohio Union
Thursday, February 23
Noon – 6 p.m.

*Sponsored by the American Red Cross Club at OSU and the OUAB.

Receive Brian Boyle’s book Iron Heart when you come to donate!  Also, receive a coupon for a free Tim Hortons donut and enter to win free groceries for a year from Kroger!

Schedule an appointment: | 1-800-RED CROSS

Hear Brian tell his story on Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. in the Ohio Union at OSU.  Seating available with ticket only.  Tickets are free and available for pick up at the Ohio Union. 



Recipient Brian Boyle Is Out for Blood

Ironman honors blood donors by wearing Red Cross logo


Brian J. Boyle was in a near-fatal car accident in the summer of 2004, requiring 36 blood transfusions and 13 plasma treatments during many operations. Boyle lost 60 percent of his blood and died eight times during his miraculous recovery. When he emerged from a medically-induced coma, doctors predicted that he may never walk or talk again. Today, Boyle is a competitive marathoner and Ironman tri-athlete. During all races and triathlons around the country, Boyle wears Red Cross logoed race gear to honor those anonymous blood donors who helped in his recovery.


“When I needed it, the American Red Cross was there with 36 blood transfusions and 13 plasma treatments that saved my life in a situation where time was of the essence,” said Boyle. “Amazing medical care and volunteer blood donors made this possible. By giving just a little bit of their time, blood donors gave me the chance at a lifetime. This is a great opportunity for me to give back,” said Boyle.