KBC Opens New Location in Somerset Oct. 14, 2013

Somerset Donor Center Built to Blood Banking Specifications

Somerset Donor Center.

SOMERSET, Ky. – With the help of U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers, Kentucky Blood Center recently opened a new location in Somerset.

The new Somerset Donor Center is located off Hwy. 27 at traffic light 16A in Stonebrook Centre Subdivision. Congressman Rogers was on hand for the ribbon cutting in September. 

“We greatly appreciate Senator McConnell’s and Congressman Rogers’ help in obtaining funds for this building,” said KBC President and CEO Bill Reed. “Because of them, we now have a state-of-the-art blood center for the Somerset-Pulaski County region.”

The Somerset operation, which includes a staff of 35 who work either at the donor center or on blood drives, serves the following counties: Adair, Boyle, Casey, Clay, Cumberland, Garrard, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, McCreary, Mercer, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne and Whitley. KBC also has donor centers in Lexington and Pikeville.

Designed to blood banking specifications, the new donor center provides ample room for registration, screening and donating. Space is also allocated to back up the operations at the Lexington headquarters if necessary.

Operating hours are:

  • Monday & Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon

To find a donation location or to schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

About Kentucky Blood Center

KBC, the largest FDA regulated blood bank headquartered 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.