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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky Blood Center, the largest independent community blood center based in Kentucky, is opening a donor center in Jefferson County.
The new Middletown Donor Center, which opens Monday, Nov. 10, is located at 12905 Shelbyville Road, Suite 4, in the Middletown Station Shoppes in front of Target and Walmart.
“KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients exclusively in Kentucky. We are a local organization with local control serving local patients, and we have been providing blood components for Louisville hospitals for quite some time. With this new donor center, we hope to provide a convenient opportunity to donate in Jefferson County,” said William Reed, KBC president and CEO.
Middletown Donor Center operating hours will be: Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment necessary. Walk-ins are welcome.
Donors at the new center will receive a Louisville Lifesaver T-shirt. They can also be a member of the Louisville Lifesaver Club if they donate in November or December and return to donate in March. Once they complete both donations, donors will receive a black fleece jacket.
KBC also has donor centers in Lexington, Pikeville and Somerset and conducts blood drives throughout the state.
For more information, visit kybloodcenter.org 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 kybloodcenter.org.
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 communities.