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Blood Center to be in Crab Orchard Monday

LEXINGTON – Every day, Kentucky Blood Center needs more than 400 donors to give the gift of life 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.

The Kentucky Blood Center mobile will be in Lincoln County on Monday, Dec. 16 for the Crab Orchard Community Blood Drive. The blood drive will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. in the Crab Orchard Elementary School cafeteria at 137 Lancaster Street.

Blood donors must be at least 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.

Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.