Solaris Diagnostics Partnering with Kentucky Blood Center to honor local heroes during National Blood Donor Month Jan. 2, 2022

Local business leader Dr. Preetpal Sidhu and his company donate $25 gift cards for donors this week in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Blood Center is pleased to be partnering with Solaris Diagnostics in Nicholasville for a special promotion to kick of National Blood Donor Month this week at its Lexington donor centers. Solaris, a local laboratory which does advanced diagnostic testing for the medical field, has donated $25 Amazon gift cards for the first 400 donors who visit KBC’s Beaumont and Andover locations this week, January 3-8. The company wanted to support blood donation after the recent tornadoes hit Western Kentucky and in response to the national critical blood shortage.

“The entire team at Solaris Diagnostics sends our thoughts and prayers to those impacted by the recent tornadoes,” said Dr. Preetpal Sidhu, CEO of Solaris Diagnostics. “Governor Beshear and the Kentucky Blood Center expressed the need for blood donations to assist with ongoing critical shortages throughout Kentucky and the entire country. Solaris Diagnostics is proud to serve as a community partner in the efforts to rebuild these communities by sponsoring an on-site blood drive as well as support for KBC’s two Lexington locations.” 

January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when community blood centers like KBC can thank the loyal donors who keep blood on the shelves at 70+ Kentucky hospitals. Donors who visit the Beaumont and Andover locations this week will also get a limited-edition KBC hoodie sweatshirt as a special thank you for saving lives. 

“We are very grateful to Solaris Diagnostics and Dr. Sidhu for this incredibly kind show of support,” said Mandy Brajuha, Vice President of External Relations for KBC. “Blood donors are critically important to our communities, ensuring lifesaving blood products are on the shelves at local hospitals when tragedy and disaster strike. We are excited to partner with Solaris this month on this promotion and through a blood drive at their facility for their team.”

About Solar Diagnostics

Solaris Diagnostics is a clinical laboratory improvement correction (CLIA) certified medical laboratory located in Nicholasville, Ky. Solaris provides advanced diagnostic tests for physicians, clinicians and healthcare facilities, providing both state-of-the-art testing and state-of-the-art molecular diagnostics  For more information on Solaris, please visit

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.