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Blood donors can prove they bleed blue or Cardinal red

It's the Cats vs. the Cards on Friday, and Kentucky
Blood Center (KBC) donors can join in the madness. When they donate
Thursday or Friday this week, donors will receive a blue and red game
day shirt.

"We are Kentucky Blood Center, and we serve much of the Commonwealth. We
know we have donors who bleed blue and others who bleed Cardinal red.
It's a special day when Kentucky and Louisville play in the NCAA, and we
think this is a fun shirt with lots of team spirit," said Martha
Osborne, KBC's Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment.

To find a KBC donor center or blood drive, visit kybloodcenter.org
or call 800.775.2522.

Blood donors must be 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.

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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