April 19, 2017
CINCINNATI – Members of the University of Cincinnati men’s soccer team took time out of their busy schedules Friday to take part in the Hoxworth Blood Drive at Tangeman University Center on UC’s campus.
Wrapping up Hoxworth’s all campus blood drive, April 10-14, the Bearcats found time to participate in a good cause. Blood donations through the Hoxworth Blood Center make a difference in the Greater Cincinnati area with support for more than 30 local hospitals.
A 1990 inductee into the University of Cincinnati James P. Kelly Athletics Hall of Fame and current Hoxworth Blood Center telerecruitment manager, Michael Whiting was proud to see the men’s soccer team give back.
“Being a retiree of Procter & Gamble and the father of two teenage boys, living the busy life, it never resonated with me the importance of our role within the community,” said Whiting. “Now, I think differently. It is our responsibility to provide life-saving blood donation to our hospitals. To give perspective, we collect blood donations for 31 area hospitals and, daily, need at least 300 units of blood and 40 units of apheresis platelets to serve the needs of our patients. It’s a lot of blood, all the time. UC men’s soccer really stepped up and it symbolizes the strength of our Bearcats athletics programs. And, on Friday, the Red & Black spirit saved lives.”
Hoxworth Blood Center has several, conveniently located, neighborhood donor centers and mobile blood drives. To schedule an appointment to donate, call 513-451-0910 or 800-830-1091 or visit Hoxworth.org. You need to be 17-years-old (16 years with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and generally feel healthy and well to donate. For more information, click here.