EKU to Host 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive Sept. 7, 2016

Blood Donation an Opportunity to Honor Those Lost 15 Years Ago

Never Forget shirt.

RICMOND, Ky.  Fifteen years ago planes hit the World Trade Towers, the Pentagon and a quiet field in Pennsylvania. That day and the days that followed, Americans felt helpless, and thousands of them lined up to give blood.

As a way to remember those who lost their lives or whose lives were forever changed that day and to support Kentucky patients who need help today, Eastern Kentucky University is hosting a community blood drive Sunday. Donors will receive a special remembrance shirt.

EKU 9/11 Memorial Blood Drive
Sunday, Sept. 11
Noon–4:30 p.m.
Power Building/Kennamer Room


Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by visiting kybloodcenter.org or calling 800.775.2522.

Donors will receive a non-fasting cholesterol test, and results will be posted within five days after the blood drive at kybloodcenter.org.

Blood donors must be 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 kybloodcenter.org.

About Kentucky Blood Center

Founded nearly 50 years ago, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, non-profit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the FDA, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky hospitals.