KBC, Spring View Hospital Begin Partnership Sept. 23, 2010

Life-Saving Affiliation Will Save Local Lives in Marion County

Spring View Hospital in Lebanon, Kentucky.

LEBANON, Ky. – Spring View Hospital and Kentucky Blood Center have formed a life-saving partnership.

Kentucky Blood Center is now providing blood products for patients of Spring View Hospital.

“Spring View Hospital is excited about our relationship with Kentucky Blood Center and we know they will provide excellent care and service to our community,” said hospital CEO Ruth McDaniel.

With the addition of Spring View Hospital in Marion County, KBC has not only increased the number of hospitals it serves but also the counties where it collects blood.

Spring View Hospital will host its first blood drive with KBC on Thursday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. on the bloodmobile. The public is invited to donate.

“KBC appreciates the faith Spring View Hospital has in our ability to supply them with necessary blood products. And we appreciate the hospital staff who is helping our blood collection efforts by hosting a blood drive on Oct. 7,” said William Reed, president and CEO.

“We invite and encourage other Marion County businesses, civic organizations, schools and churches to host blood drives, too,” said Bruce Maples, donor recruitment director.

 Anyone interested in more information about sponsoring a blood drive can contact Maples at 859.519.3718 or at bmaples@kybloodcenter.org.

About Kentucky Blood Center

Kentucky Blood Center, serving more than half of Kentucky’s counties, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics. KBC relies on volunteers to donate 400 units of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.