Blood Battle 2023

Help us defend our blood battle title with Brutus Buckeye

ODI Blood Drive

Each year, ODI holds several blood drives, and for the 2023 Blood Battle, you helped us surpass our goals!

We hoped to have 22 people donate: we had 39 registered donors, with 31 of those being first-time donors. There were 27 whole blood donations and two double red donations for a total of 29 units.

That means 83 lives were saved!

Your incredible kindness and commitment helped us replenish our blood supply (especially of type O blood, the preferred transfusion type in emergencies), which will help local patients of all ethnic backgrounds enjoy more time with their families.

Thank you!

Did you know:

  • To meet the needs of fellow Buckeyes, we have to collect about 60,000 units of blood every year
  • 1,800 donors = 5,400 lives impacted
  • Currently less than 15% of the blood needed by those patients is collected in Central Ohio

You can still donate to help us beat TTUN!

Although appointments are preferred, walk-ins are welcome.

Call 1-800-485-6594 or register online to schedule your appointment!