KBC Summer Giveaway 2015 May 28, 2015

Live Here. Give Here. Win a Toyota Camry Built Here

2015 Toyota Camry

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Blood Center, the community’s local blood bank providing blood for Kentucky patients, is asking Kentuckians to remember to give blood for Kentucky patients this summer.

Summer can be a difficult time for blood banking. With the focus on sun, fun and vacations, most people aren’t thinking about donating blood. Yet, Kentucky patients continue to need transfusions. In fact, this summer Kentucky Blood Center expects to provide for more than 25,000 of them.

Knowing that, Kentucky Blood Center officials, for the sixth year in a row, are giving donors the chance to win a Toyota Camry this summer.

“This year, to encourage blood donation, we are offering donors the opportunity to win a beautiful new white Toyota Camry. You live here. You give here, and you can win a Toyota Camry built here,” said Martha Osborne, KBC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment.

Anyone, 18 years and older, who registers to donate June 1 through Aug. 31 is automatically entered to win the Camry.

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 has five donor centers and daily blood drives. Donor centers are listed below, and blood drive locations can be found at kybloodcenter.org.

About Kentucky Blood Center

KBC, founded in 1968, 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.