For Ohio: Tom Ryan Gives Blood, Challenges Others to Do the Same to Fight Blood Shortage Due to COVID-19

By Kevin Harrish on March 31, 2020 at 4:05 pm
Tom Ryan gives blood.

We're living in uncertain times during the COVID-19 outbreak, but Ohio is gonna get through it together – and have some fun along the way.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an extreme shortage of blood  "due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations" as a result of social distancing measures.

Unfortunately, a lack of blood doesn't change the demand for blood, so there are still millions of folks across the country whose lives depend on it.

Ohio State wrestling coach Tom Ryan is meeting the challenge. He's healthy and has some blood to give, so he's stepping up by donating, and is challenging others to do the same.

 And it looks like others are already answering the call.

We can fight the virus in a lot of different ways, and this is one of them. If you want to help, head on over to the American Red Cross website and schedule an appointment.

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Let's Laugh

Parents all across the country are learning how to home school their kids on the fly, and it's looking like Ohio State women's basketball coach Kevin McGuff has found at least one subject he can teach – gym.

McGuff didn't get a chance to coach his team through March, so I'm sure he's thankful he's got a home full of small humans to lead to physical fitness.

You can take the coach out of the gym, but you can't take the gym out of the coach, or something like that.

Humans Being Human

Holtmann Helping Out

Chris Holtmann did his part to support the fine folks who are keeping the campus community safe, delivering boxed lunches and a handwritten note to the Ohio State Department of Public Safety.

Holtmann didn't have a chance to make a run in March, so he's turning his competitive efforts to blasting corona. You love to see it.

Do Your Part

If you're looking to help deliver a gut punch to COVID-19, the Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security is still accepting donation for the following items:

  • Gowns
  • Non-Sterile Gloves
  • Surgical Masks (Ear Loop)
  • N95 Masks - All Sizes
  • Home Sewn Masks
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Viral Swabs/Viral Culture Vials

This list now includes hand-sewn masks, so if you're the handy type, whip some up.

Donations are accepted daily between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd. Columbus, Ohio 43230.

Take Me Home

As good as Ohio State's quarterback play has been for over the past decade, the last one to win the Heisman Trophy was in 2006, and his highlight tape is still sweet enough to take our minds off a global pandemic.

Behold, Troy Smith.

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