Current thank you item: Donating is My Favorite Elf T-shirt
LEXINGTON, Ky. – As much as Kentucky sports can seem like life and death, Kentucky Sports Radio and Kentucky Branded are partnering for something that truly is: boosting the local blood supply.
Kentucky Blood Center will be at the KSR remote on Oct. 13 at the Kentucky Branded Fayette Mall location (3801 Mall Road) to collect blood. KBC and its donors provide lifesaving blood products for Kentuckians as a supplier for more than 70 local hospitals.
The KBC bloodmobile will be parked outside Kentucky Branded from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The KSR crew (Matt Jones, Ryan Lemond, Drew Franklin, Shannon The Dude and Billy Rutledge) will host their radio shows from 9 a.m. to noon inside Kentucky Branded.
KSR fans and local lifesavers are encouraged to join the fun Oct. 13 and save local lives in the process. One donation – which takes just 45 minutes from registration to refreshment – saves up to three Kentucky lives.
As a thank you for donating, donors will receive an exclusive “KSR Bleed Blue” T-shirt. The shirt will only be available Oct. 13. Donors who cannot make the remote at Kentucky Branded can also receive the shirt if they donate at any of KBC’s eight donor center locations spread across six cities (Lexington, Louisville, Corbin, Frankfort, Pikeville and Somerset). The limited-edition shirt is available while supplies last.
Appointments are encouraged at bit.ly/KBC_KSR_SavesLives or by calling 800.775.2522. Walk-ins are welcome.
Blood donors must be at least 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.
Celebrating 55 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, Frankfort, Pikeville, Somerset and the Tri-County area.