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Showing Support During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused UC Health and the Cincinnati community to work together in new ways. “How can I help?” has been a question we've received often. So, here are some ways you can support - send some love to someone in isolation, buy a t-shirt to show your "stength in unity" or donate to our crisis fund. 


ONE  |  Donate to the UC Health Crisis Response Fund

In times of crisis, UC Health is on the front lines for our community. Show your support by donating to the Crisis Response Fund. This fund will support the immediate needs of UC Health help to lead the response to pandemics such as COVID-19. Your gift will be used for the emerging needs of the clinicians and health system as we work to understand, treat and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

As the region's only academic health system, we are committed to finding new breakthroughs through science-based medicine and leading-edge research. Donations like these will help us make new discoveries for our patients and our community.

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TWO  |  Purchase a “Strength in Unity” Shirt at Cincy Shirts

UC Health and Cincy Shirts have partnered together to create a new t-shirt called “Strength in Unity”. This title was inspired by the City of Cincinnati’s motto, “Juncta Juvant”, which is found on the city’s seal and flag. It is also found on the seal of the University of Cincinnati. 

Portions of these t-shirt sale proceeds will benefit the YMCA of Cincinnati Emergency Response Fund. This fund has been set up to provide financial support for day camps for children of healthcare providers in our community, so they can continue to care for others.

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THREE  |  Send letters, cards and drawings to residents at our city’s assisted living and nursing facilities.    

Social distancing does not have to mean loneliness. We are asking Cincinnati to Keep Cincinnati Close by writing a letter, a note, a poem – whatever moves you – to send to our residents at Bridgeway Pointe, or at any of the participating residences listed who have restricted visitation access during this time. Staff will deliver these notes to residents accordingly.

The UC Health Infection Prevention team has approved the delivery of cards, letters and drawings to patients and residents who can’t receive visitors.

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FOUR  |  Donate blood or platelets

While the rest of us are practicing social distancing, patients in local hospitals will still need blood products. Consider donating blood or platelets in the coming week at your local Hoxworth Blood Center location. Your donation could make an extraordinary impact on someone here in the Tri-State community.

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati was founded in 1938 and is the only steward of the local blood supply, serving over 30 hospitals and medical facilities in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.  Hoxworth collects blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals.

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FIVE  |  Donate Items

UC Health is grateful for the outpouring of support we have seen from the community regarding donating supplies, food and other items. While we appreciate the public’s desire to donate items, we must first prioritize the health and safety of our employees, clinicians and patients. We ask anyone who wishes to make a donation of supplies, food or other items to email donations@uchealth.com. Please note that food and nonperishable items may not be accepted in clinical care settings. Due to federal and state healthcare laws, we cannot accept cash or gift cards.


“We are proud to lead the way in supporting those who are on the front lines caring for others: especially our medical professionals like doctors and nurses, the police, fire/EMS and so many others. This is a time for our city and our community to come together to support and help each other.” Richard P. Lofgren, MD UC Health President & CEO