Looking to rebound from the holiday weekend, Kentucky Blood Center will give all donors a $20 Amazon gift card when they donate at a donor center on Tuesday, May 30. It’s the first of many “Donor Appreciation Days” planned at the local nonprofit this summer.
Memorial Day weekend festivities impact blood collections, and KBC is calling on donors to help rebuild the supply coming out of the holiday. KBC needs all blood types, but O- and A- donors are urgently needed.
To schedule an appointment, click on the link for your preferred location below or call 800.775.2522. All donor centers are open Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.
Donation numbers historically dwindle during summer, but the need for blood doesn’t take a vacation. Donations at KBC in 2022 were down more than 12% from 2019, the last summer before the COVID-19 pandemic. During the same timeframe, transfusion numbers remain consistent, putting local lives at risk.