UPDATE: Kentucky Blood Center encourages donation with car giveaways, gift cards and more

UPDATE POSTED 11:42 A.M. MAY 26, 2021

To help encourage donations along with the two car giveaways, from Thursday, May 27 through Saturday, May 29, donors who give at any Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) donor center will receive a $20 Amazon gift card. The gift card will be mailed to donors the following week.

“This year has been unprecedented in so many ways, and blood centers across the country have felt the impact of COVID-19 in a very real way,” said Mandy Brajuha, Vice President of External Relations. “With donations from mobile blood drives coming in at just a fraction of normal levels, we are looking for ways to motivate donors to make life-saving donations. Demand for blood at our 70+ hospitals is greater than ever before and we are hoping this great summer giveaway brings out lifesavers in big numbers.”

Below are the locations for KBC’s donor centers:

Andover Donor Center

3130 Maple Leaf Drive, Lexington

Beaumont Donor Center

3121 Beaumont Centre Circle, Lexington

Hillview Donor Center

5406 Antle Drive, Louisville

Middletown Donor Center

12905 Shelbyville Road, Louisville

Pikeville Donor Center

472 S. Mayo Trail, Pikeville

Somerset Donor Center

10 Stonegate Centre (Stoplight 16A), Somerset

To schedule a blood donation or if you’d like more information about hosting a blood drive at your business, place of worship or in your community, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.

ORIGINAL STORY POSTED 1:58 P.M. MAY 21, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging blood donors to give during the summer months, a typically difficult time of year to have blood available, by giving away two cars to two lucky donors. Donors who give blood between May 24 and July 4 will be entered to win a 2021 Toyota C-HR and those who donate from July 5 through September 11 will be entered to win a 2021 AWD Toyota Camry.

Donors can donate whole blood every 56 days, which means if they donate early in the summer, they will have the opportunity to be entered in both vehicle drawings.

Kentucky Blood Center is a local, nonprofit community blood bank that provides blood to over 70 Kentucky hospitals from Pikeville to Paducah. For local patients at these hospitals to receive the blood products they need, KBC relies on volunteer donors to roll up their sleeves as often as possible.

Kentuckians can help save local lives at this upcoming blood drive. As a thank you, KBC donors at this upcoming mobile drive will be entered to win the 2021 Toyota C-HR. Donors can visit the KBC Bloodmobile at the Beaumont Texas Roadhouse at 3030 Lakecrest Circle in Lexington on Tuesday, June 1 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Donors will receive a $10 Texas Roadhouse gift card, a coupon for a free appetizer, and a chance to win a Texas Roadhouse dinner for two!

Blood donors must be at least 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, found at kybloodcenter.org.

Appointments are preferred to ensure social distancing. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows. A face covering is required to donate if you are unvaccinated. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

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