Hoxworth Blood Center

Hoxworth Blood Center

About Hoxworth

Hoxworth Blood Center

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati (UC), is the only blood center for the greater Cincinnati area.

Serving a 17-county area in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, Hoxworth collects, tests, processes and distributes blood and blood components to 30 hospitals and medical centers.

Hoxworth needs to collect blood from 350 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer platelet donors each day meet the needs of tri-state patients.

Hoxworth's purpose is to enhance the well-being of patients in our service area by assuring a reliable and economical supply of the safest possible blood. Hoxworth is licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, accredited by multiple agencies including the AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), the American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) and the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy (FACT).  Hoxworth is also a member of  America's Blood Centers and Blood Centers of America.

Hoxworth Blood Center is an internationally recognized leader in transfusion medicine. Today, Hoxworth has a staff of more than 260 full and part-time employees in 26 departments and a compliment of more than 300 volunteers committed to serving our community.

Hoxworth Blood Center Services

In addition to collecting, manufacturing and providing blood and blood products to tri-state area hospitals, the blood center provides clinical, research and educational services.  For further information, please select the appropriate link:

Laboratory Services

Immunohematology Reference Laboratory (IRL)

Transfusion Service

Cellular Therapies Division

Transplantation Immunology Division

Components/Product Management

Donor Testing Laboratory



Currently, the Hoxworth Blood Center is a self-supporting division of UC and the UC Academic Health Center.  Education was, and remains to this day, a prominent part of Hoxworth Blood Center's commitment to the blood banking industry.

Hoxworth Blood Center offers Master's Degree and Transfusion Medicine Fellowship education programs to qualified applicants.  Details about the Master's Degree programs can be found here: Graduate Program.  

Additional information for those interested in our Transfusion Medicine Fellowship program can be found here:  Transfusion Medicine Fellowship Program.

Research Division

The Research Division of Hoxworth Blood Center is one of the industry leaders in the coordination of research projects developed for the advancement of transfusion medicine and study of clinical applications of transfusion medicine-related products.

Cutting-edge research is being performed in the development of new methods to study basic biology and regulation of adult stem cell proliferation and differentiation.

For more information, please go to: Research Division.

Counties Served By Hoxworth:

     Ohio       Kentucky    Indiana 
Adams Boone Dearborn
Brown Campbell Franklin
Butler Grant Ohio
Clermont Kenton Ripley
Hamilton   Switzerland