You never know where the road may lead. That’s why Kentucky Blood Center makes sure Kentucky hospitals are prepared for when your road leads you into the emergency room, the delivery room or the treatment room.
To help at those times when the highway of life takes a detour, Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is urging Kentuckians to donate soon to ensure a strong blood supply this summer.
As a thank you, everyone (18 years and older) who registers to give blood will be automatically entered to win a 2016 4X4 Toyota Tacoma, perfect for hitting those Kentucky back roads all year long.
“Last summer, KBC donors provided for more than 23,000 transfusions for Kentucky patients. We expect the same demand from Kentucky hospitals this summer and that means we need to see thousands of donors – both regulars and first-timers – at our donor centers and blood drives all summer long,” said Martha Osborne, KBC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment.
Area residents can be life-savers at the upcoming blood drive, which will count as an entry into the summer truck giveaway.
Thurs., Aug. 18 from
4:30 – 7:30 pm
on the KBC
at 71 North Highway 27.
All donors will receive $10 Walmart Gift Card!
Donors will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test, and results will be posted within five days after the blood drive at kybloodcenter.org, where they can also find the rules of the truck giveaway.
Blood donors must be 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo ID. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.
To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.