Kentucky Blood Center Facing Critical Need for Blood Donors June 7, 2020

There is a critical need for all blood types.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Sunday, June 7, 2020 – Today the Kentucky Blood Center announced a critical need for blood donors as the nationwide blood shortage which has been plaguing many areas of our country for weeks has impacted the Commonwealth. KBC, which supplies blood to more than 70 Kentucky hospitals, has an urgent need for all blood types and is encouraging donors to make an appointment and donate as soon as possible.

“We do not issue critical appeals for donors unless the situation absolutely dictates a need,” Bill Reed, Kentucky Blood Center President and CEO, said. “Our initial surge in supply during the pandemic has been exhausted and with elective surgeries not only resuming, but increasing from their normal level, blood donors are urgently needed.”

Due to social distancing guidelines, appointments are required and can be made at or by calling 800.775.2522. All six KBC donor centers (listed below) are open Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Face coverings should be worn while visiting our donor centers. Mobile blood drive locations can also be found on the website.

About Kentucky Blood Center

Celebrating more than 50 years of saving lives in Kentucky, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the FDA, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville and Somerset.