Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Free Turkey for Hoxworth Blood Donors
Contributed By: Alecia Lipton | Hoxworth Blood Center

May your holidays be filled with peace, joy and lots of turkey. Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati is making that sentiment a reality for blood donors. Donate blood at any mobile blood drive or neighborhood donor center Monday, Dec. 20 thru Friday, Dec. 24 and you will receive a $10.00 Gift Check for a FREE Butterball Turkey (to be redeemed where ever Butterball products are sold).

As we enter the holiday season, blood donation is typically weak; whereas the need is high, states Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson. We are encouraging everyone to make a blood donation during the holiday season. As a special thank you Hoxworth is giving each donor a turkey to compliment a holiday meal in your home.

Due to the popularity of this promotion, appointments are highly encouraged. Call (513) 451-0910 or (800) 830-1091 to schedule an appointment or visit www.hoxworth.org - Click Here to schedule online or find a community mobile in your area.

How to Donate:
Donating blood is safe and easy. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parental consent) and in good health. Individuals must weigh at least 110 pounds and bring identification to donate. It is recommended that donors eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within four hours before donating.

About Hoxworth:
Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and proudly serves 31 hospitals in 17 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects over 90,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in our area hospitals. At least 350 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer platelet donors are essential each day to keep up with the demands of tri-state hospitals and their patients. Hoxworth Blood Center, Our Donors Save Lives. Who Will You Save?