Blood Donors Needed as Holiday Weekend Approaches Aug. 29, 2023

KBC Urging Donors to Boost Critical Blood Supply Before Upcoming Holiday

Kentucky Blood Center's currently supply has reached critical levels for many blood types.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Blood Center is urging local lifesavers to roll up their sleeves and donate as the unofficial end of summer is celebrated this Labor Day weekend. The blood supply, which always suffers during the summer months, has reached critical levels for many blood types, which is worrisome heading into a holiday weekend.

“Trauma season, as the summer is often called, has seen at or above normal blood use at the 70-plus hospitals Kentucky Blood Center proudly serves,” said Mandy Brajuha, vice president for external relations at KBC. “Having critical levels of certain types is never good, but certainly not heading into a holiday weekend known for travel and adventure. We hope people will help ensure an ample blood supply by donating before the weekend activities kick off.”

KBC, the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky, services more than 90 Kentucky counties from Pikeville to Paducah. Donors can help boost the blood supply this week by visiting one of KBC’s eight donor centers or any mobile blood drive.

Donors can schedule an appointment at or call 800.775.2522. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.

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.