'Tis the Season for Holiday Heroes Dec. 14, 2018

KBC to Thank Donors Who Give Gift of Life with Movie Tickets

Tickets in a box of popcorn.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The holiday season is here. People are traveling, mixing and mingling but often not donating blood. Blood needs don’t take a holiday, however, even when friends and family are celebrating the season. 

Surgeries still happen, cancer therapies continue, babies are born and accidents occur throughout the year, and December and January are no exception. That’s why Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is encouraging those who are eligible to donate to give blood soon.

As an extra special holiday thank you, KBC will give two movie passes for a local cinema to those who register to give blood at a KBC donor center Monday through Dec. 31.

“We encourage people to take a little time out during the holidays to help a local patient by being a holiday hero and donating blood. It’s important to not forget about those who depend on us during the year,” said Martha Osborne, Vice President of Marketing for KBC.  

KBC donor centers are listed below. 

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.


Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation or find other donation locations, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522. KBC donor centers will be closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. 

About Kentucky Blood Center

Celebrating 50 years of saving lives in Kentucky, KBC 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. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville and Somerset.