Blood drive on Wednesday giving free hoodies to donors

Published 8:13 pm Friday, December 29, 2023

Hoodies are back at Kentucky Blood Center mobile drives.

The wildly popular thank-you item will be available at this upcoming KBC mobile drive. The mobile Blood Center will be in Danville on Wednesday, Jan. 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Boyle County Public Library in the Heart of Danville Community Room at 307 W. Broadway St.

This year’s hoodie – which will be provided to blood donors while supplies last – features KBC’s community-focused “live local, give local” message on a heathered oatmeal cotton/polyester blend.

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The need for blood is amplified during winter months. The holiday season, coupled with the inevitable weather disruptions, puts a strain on the blood supply. Illness also impacts donor turnout as cold and flu season ramps up.

Approximately 400 donors are needed daily at KBC to maintain a healthy blood supply for 70-plus Kentucky hospitals. Blood donated at KBC stays local to aid patients for a wide range of treatments, including cancer, trauma, sickle cell, organ transplant, surgeries and more.

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.

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

About Kentucky Blood Center

Celebrating 55 years of saving lives in Kentucky, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the FDA, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Pikeville, Somerset and the Tri-County area (Corbin).