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We know we must continue to move forward and serve as the lifeblood of our community.”

As part of the 70th anniversary celebration, Hoxworth Blood Center planned many events and promotions, culminating with a gala on November 1, 2008 at the Duke Energy Center in downtown Cincinnati. It was entitled “An Evening of Inspiration and Celebration” and over 350 people were in attendance.

Featured speakers at the event included blood recipients Jamie Baker and Harry Von Busch. Lisa Berry-Hughes spoke on behalf of her daughter Brianna, another recipient. Also, teacher Bruce Weil and his student Mariah Kennedy spoke about coordinating blood drives at Clark Montessori School.

Coach Lewis: Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis donates at the an- nual Bengals Blood Drive at Paul Brown Stadium.

The gala was emceed by WKRC-TV medical reporter Liz Bonis, herself a loyal blood donor. Awards were presented in several categories by Dr. Susan Wilkinson, Associate Director of Hoxworth Blood Center.

“This was truly a special evening,” said Dr. Wilkinson. “It provided the opportunity to hear stories of hope and inspiration and acknowledge those who have given so much to their fellow citizens of greater Cincinnati. We are fortunate to have so many wonderful people as part of the Hoxworth family.”

As Hoxworth Blood Center moves forward into the 21st century, we will continue to serve as an industry leader in the areas of donor customer service and recruitment, clinical support services and cutting-edge research. That’s the benefit of celebrating 70 years; using accumulated experience and knowledge for the betterment of the community we serve. And we’re proud to do it for another 70 years.

The newest Hoxworth vehicle,Truck 1, can collect whole blood and double reds and expands to increase the space inside.

Hoxworth Director Dr. Ronald A. Sacher donates blood.

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