Bleed For a Cause Campaign Kicks Off July 1stCINCINNATI – (June 12, 2014) The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is excited to partner with Hoxworth Blood Center for its second annual Bleed for a Cause campaign. Over 60 local nonprofits are competing to see who can score the most points by recruiting blood donors. The charity who wins the recruitment contest will receive $10,000! More importantly, by donating just one hour of your time and blood in July you’ll be helping patients in local hospitals and saving lives. Participants can donate at any of Hoxworth’s eight neighborhood centers or community drives. Annually, Hoxworth collects over 90,000 units of blood from local donors. At least 350 volunteer blood donors and 40 volunteer platelet donors are essential each day to keep up with the demands of tri-state hospitals and their patients.To make a donation appointment with Hoxworth, go online to http://www.hoxworth.org/. If you have questions on whether or not you are eligible to donate blood, please visit Hoxworth online at http://www.hoxworth.org/donate_blood/eligibility.html.Remember to tell Hoxworth the Cincinnati Zoo recruited you to ensure your donation counts toward the Zoo.