Kentucky Basketball Madness at KBC April 2, 2014

Donors Can Bleed Blue Thursday, Friday and Saturday

KBC 2014 Final Four shirt

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Cats are back in the Final Four, and Kentuckians everywhere are showing their Big Blue support. At Kentucky Blood Center Thursday through Saturday, donors can prove they bleed blue and receive a blue Kentucky Madness Dallas 2014 T-shirt, perfect to wear for the big game on Saturday.

“It’s a great time to be a Kentucky fan, and it’s always a good time for saving a life,” said Bill Reed, KBC president and CEO.  

To find a KBC donor center or blood drive, visit 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

About Kentucky Blood Center

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.