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Kentucky Patients Depend on Blood Donors


Blood transfusion are need by many Kentuckians.  Cancer patients, for instance, often require blood transfusions to help rebuild their blood supply during cancer treatments.  Trauma patients need blood immediately to get them stable.  Those with blood disorders like sickle cell anemia may also require transfusions, and organ transplants and other surgeries can’t happen unless blood is readily available.

These Kentucky patients depend on the generosity of blood donors to support them on their road to recovery.  As a thank you for their generosity, everyone who registers to donate will receive a $10 gift card.

Are donors are invited to give so others may live at the upcoming Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) blood drive:

Morehead Walmart

Friday, May 5 from noon – 5 pm

On the KBC Bloodmobile

At 200 Walmart Way in Morehead.

All registered Donors will receive a $10 Walmart Gift Card!

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by visiting kybloodcenter.org and clicking on the Donor Login button at the bottom of the page or by calling 800.775.2522, ext. 3758.

Blood donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health.  Donors must also show a photo I.D. with first and last name, like a state-issued driver’s license.  Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.

(story provided by Kentucky Blood Center)