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KBC issues urgent need for negative blood types

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is still urging blood donors with negative blood types to donate soon.
“Although we’ve had a good turnout in the past couple of days and we appreciate those donors, we aren’t out of the woods yet,” said KBC President and CEO Bill Reed. “There were more transfusions of O negative blood in July than in the past two years, and this has created quite a need, especially for O negative donors.”
O negative donors are considered universal donors. Only about seven percent of the population is O negative but since it can be given to people of all blood types, it is the type doctors in trauma centers and emergency rooms reach for most often.
To find a donation location or to make an appointment to give blood, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.
Donors can give at the following donor centers or find a KBC blood drive by visiting kybloodcenter.org.
Beaumont Donor Center Andover Donor Center
3121 Beaumont Centre Circle 3130 Maple Leaf Drive in the Andover Shoppes
Lexington Lexington

Pikeville Donor Center Somerset Donor Center
472 S. Mayo Trail New Location!
Off Hwy. 27 at Stoplight 16A

About Kentucky Blood Center
KBC, the largest FDA regulated blood bank in Kentucky, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties. KBC relies on volunteers to donate 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.


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