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Kentucky Blood Center says donors can’t get COVID vaccine and give plasma

The blood center says, while it's great there's a vaccine out, it can't accept a plasma donation if you have received the COVID-19 vaccine.

Kentucky Blood Center focusing on plasma donations to fight COVID-19

Anyone interested in seeing if they fit the criteria to donate plasma should fill out the form on their website.

The Gift of Life

You can help give the gift of life Monday, March 16th from 8am to 6 pm. The need for blood is extreme right now as...

Red Cross urging blood donations; several opportunities planned

The Red Cross is encouraging Kentuckians to donate blood. 

Lexington man arrested for string of commercial burglaries

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -- Police have arrested a man they say broke into three different Lexington businesses back on July 12th and 13th of...

Kentucky trails in blood drive, but it’s not over yet

Kentucky still trails Tennessee, 1,820 to 1,551, down 269 donations, but there are still two days left for the Big Blue Nation to roll up its sleeves.

Big Blue Crush yearly battle

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Whose fans make the most blood donations — University of Kentucky or University of Tennessee? It’s time to find out...

Red Cross urgently needs blood donations before summer ends

American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month.

Emergency blood shortage: Red Cross issues urgent call for blood donors

An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives.

Kentuckians offer blood donations and prayer to Las Vegas

Even in the Bluegrass, it is hard not to feel somber, to empathize with the hundreds of families involved, to wonder what we should be doing in light of the mass shooting in Las Vegas. People there are asking for blood donations, and prayer. Kentuckians are providing both.

Kentucky blood donors to help storm-ravaged Texas

The Kentucky Blood Center is asking people to come forward and donate blood to support Texas patients who need transfusions.

Kentucky One Health – Hepatitis C Test

Kentucky has the highest incidence of Hepatitis C, a rate 7-times the national average.

Kentucky Blood Center – WTVQ Blood Drive

Donate with Kentucky Blood Center June 1 – Sept. 8, and you will be automatically entered to win a 2017 Toyota Highlander.

What’s Going Around – White Blood Cells

White blood cells are the cells responsible for our immune and inflammatory response.

American Red Cross & ABC 36 Blood Drive

Katie Solove heads to the parking lot of ABC 36 and hops about the American Red Cross bloodmobile to speak with Tiffany Taylor about today's blood drive, given in conjunction with Trauma Awareness month.

Flu season’s unsung victim: blood donations

Even though spring is here, the flu season is still hanging around, and Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is feeling the effects.

American Red Cross issues call for type O negative, AB blood donations

The American Red Cross is issuing a call for type O negative and AB blood donors to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations.

Nine-year-old fighting cancer inspires Versailles community to give blood

The Versailles community learned a big lesson Saturday from one of its smallest members.

Red Cross celebrates a century of serving Kentucky

The American Red Cross is celebrating by commemorating 100 years of compassionate service to the residents of Kentucky. From disaster response, health and safety classes, to blood collection and support of military members and their families, the Red Cross has served the needs of the Kentucky region for a century.

Big Blue Slam Blood Drive Kicks Off

Solid Blue fans can show the Florida Gators who are the best off the court by donating between January 23rd and the 27th during the annual Big Blue Slam blood drive.

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Search on for two missing juveniles from London

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Hall’s On The River getting closer to reopening after March flooding

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) - While many places and businesses have recovered from the historic March flooding, others like Hall's On The River are still...

St. Claire HealthCare taking appointments for Pfizer vaccine for ages 12-and-up

St. Claire HealthCare in Morehead received its first allocation of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as the FDA expanded the emergency use to include children from 12-to-15 years of age.