Current KBC thank you item: "Be Human Kind" long-sleeve shirts
LEXINGTON, Ky. – It’s the Cats vs. the Cards on Friday in the NCAA Tournament, and Kentucky Blood Center donors can join in the madness. When they donate Thursday or Friday this week, donors will receive a blue and red game-day shirt.
“We are Kentucky Blood Center, and we serve much of the Commonwealth. We know we have donors who bleed blue and others who bleed Cardinal red. It’s a special day when Kentucky and Louisville play in the NCAA, and we think this is a fun shirt with lots of team spirit,” said Martha Osborne, KBC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment.
To find a KBC donor center or blood drive, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.
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.
KBC, the largest FDA regulated blood bank in Kentucky, 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 donate 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.