One KBC Donor Will Win Taylor Swift Tickets May 27, 2024

All Donors Through June Will be Entered for Tickets to Final U.S. Show

All donors who give blood from May 28 to June 29 at any KBC location will be entered to win a pair of Eras Tour tickets and a $500 Visa gift card to help with travel. Every donor will receive a Swift-inspired T-shirt.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – “Are you ready for it?”

Kentucky Blood Center needs “good blood” and wants to show its’ loyal donors “mad love” for giving – in the form of Taylor Swift tickets.

KBC is kicking off its “giving era” this summer by awarding a lucky donor two tickets to Taylor Swift’s final U.S. Eras Tour show on Nov. 3 in Indianapolis. All donors who give blood May 28 to June 29 at any KBC location will be entered to win the Nov. 3 Eras Tour tickets and a $500 Visa gift card to help with travel. Every donor will receive a Swift-inspired T-shirt (pictured) as a thank you for donating. Donor center donors will also receive Taylor Swift friendship bracelets when they donate on Mondays or Tuesdays during the giveaway.

Tickets to see Swift have been highly coveted since the start of her record-setting tour, but KBC’s tickets will be a must-have. Not only are there limited opportunities remaining to see the 14-time Grammy Award winner, KBC’s Nov. 3 tickets will give access to the final U.S. show of the historic tour.

“Showing our appreciation of donors is always at the top of our mind, so we are particularly excited to give a local lifesaver the opportunity of a lifetime to see an icon at the pinnacle of her career,” said Mandy Brajuha, VP of external relations at KBC. “It takes good fortune to get your hands on tickets like these, but it only takes 45 minutes to save local lives and potentially go to a concert on us.”

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Summer Marks Important Time for Blood Donations

The Taylor Swift giveaway kicks off a critical time of the year for the blood supply. Blood donations historically dwindle during the summer because of warm-weather activities, family vacations and no school, but the need for blood doesn’t “calm down” – and transfusions often increase over the summer months for those very same reasons.  

KBC also hopes to ignite Swift’s younger fanbase. Since the start of the pandemic, blood centers across America have seen young donor turnout at historically low levels. While Swift has mass appeal across generations, the nonprofit is hoping to get young donors to make a summer donation or give blood donation at try for the first time.

Donors can ensure local patients avoid a “cruel summer” and have the lifesaving blood they need by making an upcoming donation. Donor centers, listed below, are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed for Memorial Day) and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. KBC will also host hundreds of mobile drives across much of Kentucky during the Taylor Swift giveaway.

Interested donors can visit or call 800.775.2522 to schedule an appointment. Mobile drive locations can be found at Appointments are preferred but 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

Blood collected at KBC saves the lives of patients in Kentucky who require products for surgeries, diseases like cancer, traumas, organ transplants, premature births and so much more. Kentucky Blood Center, through the generous donation of blood from donors, provides lifesaving blood products to more than 70 hospitals in Kentucky.

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About Kentucky Blood Cetner

KBC, the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky, has been saving local lives since 1968. 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 (Corbin).