An appointment takes about 45 minutes for a whole blood donation and an additional 20 minutes for a Double Red/automated red cell collection. In addition to the throw, donors receive free total cholesterol screenings. Individual screening results will be available a few days following the blood drive by calling 800-265-1515, Ext. 81188.
Persons donating at a Hoxworth blood drive sponsored by a business or community organization (except a high school) or at a neighborhood donor center may also give on behalf of DCH by writing Dearborn County Hospital in the group code area and/or by informing the registrar. This ensures the donation will go to help meet the hospital’s goal. The sponsoring organization will also receive credit for the donation.
Eight donor centers are located in the Greater Cincinnati area: Anderson Township, Five Mile Center, 7715 Five Mile Road; Blue Ash, 9708 Kenwood Road; downtown, Tri-State Building, 432 Walnut St., Suite 208; Fort Mitchell, Fort Mitchell Station Shopping Center, 2220 Grandview Drive, Suite 140; Mason, Governor’s Pointe Shopping Center, 9554 S. Mason-Montgomery Road; Tri-County, Wimbledon Plaza, 11812 Springfield Pike; University of Cincinnati, Hoxworth Center Building, 3130 Highland Ave., Fourth Floor; and Western Hills, Anderson Ferry Plaza, 2041 Anderson Ferry Road.
More information on donating blood is available at the Hoxworth Web site at www.hoxworth.org. To schedule an appointment to donate at Dearborn County Hospital’s January blood drive, persons may call the DCH Education Department at 800-676-5572, Ext. 8431. A 24-hour voicemail system is available. Walk-ins are welcome, but need to plan additional time for their visit. Hoxworth requests that children 5 and under do not attend blood drives.