Hoxworth
William's Community Blood Drive

William's Wish

Thank you to all the Greater Cincinnatians who helped make William's Wish come true! To date, Hoxworth collected nearly 1,000 units of blood and platelets in honor of William and his quest to give back to those who gave blood when he needed it most.

Because of this impact, Make A Wish and Hoxworth have decided to continue William's Wish through the holidays to continue spreading lifesaving cheer to those patients in need.

To continue making William's Wish a huge impact in our community, sign up to donate blood or platelets at any of our seven Neighborhood Donor CentersDonors can also schedule an appointment by calling 513-451-0910. Be sure to use the group code of C248 at the time of donation so it gets tracked for William’s Wish.

For those who are unable to donate blood, Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana is accpeting monetary donations in William's honor. 

The grand finale of William's Wish will wrap up with a community blood drive at the Bengals Nation Blood Drive on December 28.

About William's Wish

William, an 18-year-old Fairfield High School senior, has been battling leukemia yet wants to use his illness to take the focus off him and give back to his community. 

To give back, William partnered with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, to grant his wish and fulfill a heartfelt appeal of holding a blood drive as a thank you to the community for all it has given him during his ongoing battle with leukemia. During treatment, the Liberty Township teen realized how vital blood donations are to kids with critical illnesses like him. He hopes to inspire new blood donors to give and save countless lives through his wish.

William’s Wish kicked off October 7 with a pep rally as a part of Fairfield High School's homecoming festivities that also honored William. Donors also have the opportunity to write inspirational messages at the donor centers, where they will be amassed and given to William as a present.


About Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana

Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Research shows that children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight their critical illnesses, potentially improving their quality of life and producing better health outcomes. Since our founding in 1983, we have granted 19,000+ wishes for children across our three states. Our vision is to grant every eligible child's wish, and we need your help. To learn more about our mission, fundraising, volunteering, or how to donate, visit www.oki.wish.org.