KBC to Help Donors Get Ready for Back to School July 30, 2010

Donors Also Eligible to Win $5,000 Give & Go! Travel Package

LEXINGTON, Ky. – It’s back-to-school season, and Kentucky Blood Center wants to help you tackle those unavoidable fall expenses. 

Donors who give blood July 31–Aug. 6 will receive a $10 Walmart gift card that will come in handy when purchasing new folders, bottles of glue, multiple boxes of tissues or whatever else is on that school supply list.

As an extra incentive, everyone who registers at a Kentucky Blood Center donor center or blood drive in July and August will be automatically entered into the Give & Go summer campaign where one lucky donor per month wins a $5,000 vacation voucher. The three winners will work with AAA to plan a vacation of their dreams. The June winner has already been chosen and is busy making plans for an upcoming trip. The vacation voucher is good for 24 months and can be used in one lump sum or for several smaller trips.

For more information or to locate other donation locations, visit www.kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

About Kentucky Blood Center

Kentucky Blood Center 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 collect 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood and blood components.