Queen City Blood Drive
Location: Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm Street, Cincinnati 45202
Times: 10 am - 7 pm
Appointments are encouraged; Walk-ins welcome until 6 pm
Parking: Donors may receive validated parking for the 605 Plum Street garage - located on 6th Street between Elm and Plum Streets. (North on Elm Street, turn left into the garage before the Cincinnati Bell building OR south on Plum Street, turn left into the garage before the convention center.) Validation stickers can be retrieved at check-in.
To schedule an appointment to donate please click on the red Donate Blood button below.
Questions about online scheduling? Email us.
The requirements to give blood are:
Age: Be at least 17 years old.
16 year olds may donate with parental consent
Weight: Minimum of 110 pounds.
Identification: Must provide photo I.D.
Food: Eat a good meal within four hours before giving.
Drink: Drink plenty of water or juice before and after donating.
Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati was founded in 1938 and proudly serves 31 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects over 72,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in our area hospitals. At least 300 products are essential each day to keep up with the demands of tri-state hospitals and their patients.