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Employees of United Cumberland Bank Ask Community to “Join Us” in Honoring Healthcare Heroes and Donate Blood

Employees of United Cumberland Bank hosted a blood drive Wednesday with the Kentucky Blood Center in honor of all medical professionals and their heroic efforts over the past year. More than twenty bank employees showed up to “roll up their sleeves” and save lives.
“We have several employees with loved ones who work in healthcare or have been impacted by Covid-19 or other medical conditions this year. We felt like this might be a special way to honor them,” stated UCB Human Resources Director, Kim Braden. “We look forward to scheduling another drive in the future in which we can invite the community to join us on site.” The organization had originally intended to open the blood drive to the public, however, due to Covid-19 protocols, the Kentucky Blood Center had reduced capacity for one day events. Braden expressed hope that speaking out about the need for blood donations might inspire others in the community to make appointments to donate as well.
The Kentucky Blood Center states that every two seconds someone in the United States will need blood. Hospitals are in constant need and short supply. Since the Kentucky Blood Center relies solely on volunteer blood donors to supply nearly 70 hospitals throughout the state, every donation is important.
The entire process takes less than an hour, and a single donation can be used to save multiple lives. Donors with O-negative blood type, or “universal donors,” are especially encouraged to donate, as their blood can be transfused into anyone in a trauma situation.
“Healthcare workers are saving lives every day. We want to honor them by doing our part in at least one small way. The simple act of donating blood may take just a few moments of our day, yet provide years to someone in need. I couldn’t be prouder to be part of a group of people so dedicated to serving their community,” said President and CEO, Jim Johnson.

To donate blood or for information on how to organize a blood drive,

Please call: 606.679.7413

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