KBC blood donor to get keys Friday to new Toyota

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The first winner in Kentucky Blood Center’s Summer Double Feature two-vehicle giveaway winner will be announced on Friday, July 16.

The lucky donor will receive the keys to the 2021 Toyota C-HR at 10 a.m. at Kentucky Blood Center’s Beaumont location at 3121 Beaumont Centre Circle.

Individuals, age 18 and older, who registered to give blood with Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) May 24 through July 4, were automatically entered into the drawing, which consisted of nearly 10,000 entries.

“The summer months are always difficult in relation to the blood supply,” said Mandy Brajuha, Vice President for External Relations with KBC. “Coming off of more than 15-months of pandemic shortages and blood drive cancellations, we needed to do something to motivate donors to come back out and save lives. What’s better than a chance to win two different cars?”

KBC began giving away brand new Toyota vehicles to boost summer blood donations in 2008. This summer marks the first time the organization has given away two vehicles.

“We were encouraged by the donors who rolled up their sleeves to get entered to win the C-HR,” said Brajuha. “We’re now hoping to see even more donors come out between now and September 11 to get entered to win our second car – a 2021 All-Wheel Drive Toyota Camry.”

To find donation locations and more information about KBC and blood donation, visit kybloodcenter.org.

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