Lexington Fire Department holds blood drive for 150th anniversary
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington firefighters were saving lives today, but not from a fire or an accident.
The Lexington Fire Department partnered with the Kentucky Blood Center to host a blood drive today as part of their 150th anniversary. To celebrate, firefighters set the goal of collecting at least 150 units of blood to help offset the ongoing national blood shortage.
“I’ve had family members who needed blood transfusions before so it’s always a good thing, let alone the accidents, injuries we go on that people need blood transfusions or blood supplies, so it’s a good thing to do,” said Lexington Fire Department Captain Ryan Hogsten.
The drive began at 6:30 a.m. and ends at 6:30 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28.