Every day, Kentucky Blood Center needs more than 400 donors to donate blood so that local patients' lives can be saved. Patients need blood for a variety of reasons -- cancer treatments, premature births, car accidents, diseases, surgeries and more. Local blood donors are the reason why Kentucky Blood Center can provide the life-saving gifts needed to more than 70 hospitals.
Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is inviting adventurous blood donors to help local patients by giving at the blood drive listed below. As a thank you, donors will receive a long-sleeve KBC "Never Stop the Adventure" T-shirt.
Area residents are invited to be life savers at the upcoming KBC blood drive at the Madison County Public Library on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the community room of the Richmond branch, 507 W. Main St.
To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Blood donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in generally 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.