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.
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.
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.
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.