August Give & Go Winner Sept. 15, 2010

Lucky Donor Ready to Plan Dream Vacation

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Somerset resident Melissa Lancaster is the August winner of Kentucky Blood Center’s Give & Go promotion.

One of more than 8,400 August blood donors, Lancaster was the lucky donor randomly selected to receive a $5,000 AAA travel voucher to use to plan the vacation of her dreams.

She will be presented with the voucher at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16 at the Somerset Donor Center.

Lancaster hadn’t given blood in two or three years. Her iron was always too low. One Tuesday morning in August, though, she decided to give it another try.

“I had a strong urge that day to give blood,” Lancaster said. “Something told me I need to give blood today.”

After going through the screening process and the mini-physical that all donors receive, Lancaster was delighted to learn her iron level was high enough to donate. She left the Somerset Donor Center feeling good about her donation.

Of course, the story gets even better because she and her family are now dreaming of the perfect vacation getaway.

About Kentucky Blood Center

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. KBC relies on volunteers to collect 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.