Blood drive to help buoy lagging donations

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Winter weather continues to cripple Kentucky Blood Center’s blood supply, as the weather keeps donors inside and causes the cancellation of 50 blood drives.  That’s 1,200 donations lost due to weather.

“While we lost 1,200 donations, we were still able to provide blood for the transfusions performed last week. That’s because we had blood on the shelves and help from some other community blood centers,” said Martha Osborne, KBC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment. “We also saw an outpouring of generosity last Friday when several hundred donors came to our centers to roll up their sleeves.

Now, Cambridge Place Nursing Home and Rehab Facility is teaming up with KBC to host a blood drive to help shore up their supply.  The drive will be at 2020 Cambridge Drive on March 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The bloodmobile will be parked in the front parking lot of Cambridge Place.  Participants will receive a free KBC t-sirt for their donation.  For more information, contact Kara Ball at (859) 779-1632.

If you aren’t able to make the blood drive, you can still donate at any of the Kentucky Blood Center’s locations.  Those locations are:

Lexington – Beaumont Donor Center
3121 Beaumont Centre Circle

Lexington – Andover Donor Center
3130 Maple Leaf Drive

Louisville – Middletown Donor Center
12905 Shelbyville Road

Pikeville Donor Center
472 S. Mayo Drive

Somerset Donor Center
10 Stonegate Centre (Stoplight 16-A)

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