Free zoo tickets for blood donors at Hoxworth Blood Centers
We’re not lion: Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati is giving away free zoo tickets to blood donors during the week of May 13.
Blood, plasma and platelet donors can roll up a sleeve at one of seven Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Centers through Friday, May 17.
Each donor will receive one free ticket to the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
“The Cincinnati Zoo continues to be a huge draw for Cincinnati natives and visitors alike, so we are thrilled to partner with the zoo once again to provide a special incentive for blood donors,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth spokesperson. “As the demand for blood in our local hospitals grows, so does our need for blood donors. We hope this promotion will bolster our blood supply ahead of the summer months.”
According to Lipton, local usage has increased, requiring Hoxworth to collect over 350 units of blood and 45 units of platelets daily.
Appointments for blood donation are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors can schedule appointments by calling (513) 451-0910 or by scheduling online at www.hoxworth.org.