Back-to-School Gift Cards for Donors Who Get Back to Donating July 24, 2023

Continuing Summerlong Promotion, KBC Will Offer $10 Walmart/Sam’s Club Reward at All Locations

Back-to-school Walmart/Sam's Club gift cards are available at all KBC locations through Aug. 5..

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It’s almost time for kids to go back to school, and Kentucky Blood Center wants to help those who get back to donating blood by footing some of the school-supplies bill.

KBC will offer donors at all locations – donor centers and mobile drives – $10 Walmart/Sam’s Club gift cards for giving blood now through Aug. 5. 

The gift card promotion continues KBC’s “Save our Summer” campaign to shore up the blood supply during a typically difficult time of the year for collections. As a part of the summerlong campaign, KBC has rewarded blood donors with gift cards on “Donor Appreciation Days” to counter historically poor turnout weeks.

Now, eligible donors will have two full weeks to schedule their appointment and take advantage of the gift cards, which can be used at Walmart or Sam’s Club. Donors can schedule an appointment at a KBC donor center online at, by clicking on one of the links below or by calling 800.775.2522.

KBC operates eight donor centers in six cities (Lexington, Louisville, Corbin, Frankfort, Pikeville and Somerset) and offers dozens of mobile drive opportunities throughout 90-plus counties every week. Donor centers are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

With blood transfusions taking place once every two seconds, blood is a constant, everyday need. Blood collected at KBC serves patients at more than 70 hospitals in Kentucky for a wide range of treatments, including cancer, trauma, sickle cell disease, organ transplant, surgeries and much more.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at

About Kentucky Blood Center

Celebrating 55 years of saving lives in Kentucky, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the FDA, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Frankfort, Pikeville, Somerset and the Tri-County area.