Area Counties Generously Support KBC Blood Collection Oct. 30, 2008

Four Counties Honored

LEXINGTON, Ky. The Kentucky Blood Center recently acknowledged the support of four counties in the Bluegrass Area Development District.

The counties honored were Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle and Clark. The generous residents of these four counties provided more blood products per capita during the last 12 months than the other 13 counties in the Bluegrass Area Development District.

Topping the list was Boyle County (6%), tied for second was Bourbon and Clark counties (4.8%), and Anderson County (4.7%) followed closely in third place.

The percentages were figured by computing the number of blood drives in the county, the number of red cells collected and the population over the age of 18.

With the help of businesses, civic groups, churches, schools and local governments, Kentucky Blood Center provides numerous opportunities for people to donate blood close to home, work or worship. Blood drives are either conducted on bloodmobiles or are set up inside a building, such as factory, school library, conference room or community center.

Mobile blood drives provide 65 percent of the total blood collected by Kentucky Blood Center. To find a donation opportunity near you, visit

The Kentucky Blood Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties. In the past year KBC processed and distributed 82,000 red blood cell units and 127,000 blood components in total.