Giving Back: Western Reserve Hospital Achieves Premier Blood Partner Status For Work with the Red Cross


Western Reserve Hospital has been recognized by the American Red Cross as one of its Premier Blood Partners for 2023, a prestigious honor, for its support of the community and national blood supply.


In 2022, Western Reserve Hospital helped the Red Cross collect 150 blood donations as part of its deep-rooted commitment to help save lives of patients facing illnesses and injuries throughout the community and across the country.

“We are proud to be a part of the Red Cross mission to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for hospital patients in need,” said Kathy Romito, Community Relations Manager, Western Reserve Hospital. “Our organization shares that same humanitarian value to help our neighbors, and we are grateful for the opportunity to host blood drives that will do just that here in our community.”


Every day, volunteer blood and platelet donors across the country are needed to help save lives. Blood and platelets are needed for accident and burn victims, heart surgery and organ transplant patients, and those receiving treatment for leukemia, cancer or sickle cell disease, according to the Red Cross.


Upcoming Blood Drive


Western Reserve Hospital will host a Red Cross blood drive on Friday, March 3 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Auditorium 1 at 1900 23rd Street, Cuyahoga Falls. Community members are urged to come out and roll up a sleeve.


To schedule an appointment to donate blood on March 3, visit and enter sponsor code: WRH or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Donors of all blood types are needed. Blood is a perishable product that can only come from volunteer blood donors.