Added Incentive To Donate Blood In 2008

Checking the health of your heart may be as simple as donating blood.

Officials at the Kentucky Blood Center are offering an added incentive to give at the start of 2008.

"With January being the start of a new year, a lot of people are thinking about healthy habits, so one of the things that all donors will receive this month is a free cholesterol screening thanks to UK Healthcare," said Jim Tinker, a spokesperson for the blood center. "Every donor will be able to find out their cholesterol levels."

Total cholesterol screening can be used to evaluate heart health.

Blood center officials also want to remind donors that you lose a pound every time you donate!!

The Lexington donor center is located on Beaumont Center Circle.

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