Kentucky Blood Center and WKYT team up to save lives

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WKYT is teaming up with Kentucky Blood Center to host the sixth annual WKYT Blood Drive from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4th.

Three KBC bloodmobiles will be parked in the WKYT parking lot at 2851 Winchester Road. Donors will receive a $10 card and will be entered for a chance to win a 2019 Toyota Tacoma. Chick-fil-A and Donut Days will be providing refreshments.

“We appreciate WKYT supporting our mission and sponsoring a fun blood drive at their studio. We hope lots of their viewers will come out and roll up their sleeves to save a life,” said Martha Osborne, Vice President of Marketing at Kentucky Blood Center. “This drive is especially important to help replenish the blood supply after Labor Day weekend, and it’s one of the last days to entered into the truck drawing, which runs through Sept. 4th,” she added.

Appointments can be made by visiting kybloodcenter.org. Of course, walks-ins are always welcome.

What Donors Need to Know

Donors must be at least 17 years old, or 16 with written parental permission. They must weigh at least 110 pounds and have a photo I.D. For the best donation experience, it is important to eat and drink well the day prior to and day of donation.

Who Needs Blood?

Blood transfusions are needed for a variety of medical reasons, such as premature birth, trauma, cancer therapies, surgery and bleeding disorders like sickle cell anemia and hemophilia. It is the blood already on the shelf, though, that helps immediately during emergencies like shootings, explosions or auto accidents.

Give Blood Today

You will save someone’s life tomorrow, next week or next month by donating today. The need for blood is ongoing.

Don’t wait until disaster strikes to decide to give. It is the donors who gave a week or a month earlier who save patients today.

For additional information go to: http://kybloodcenter.org/event/wkyt-blood-drive-4/