University of Kentucky Back-to-School 2023 Blood Drives Aug. 28–Sept. 1

Donations Take Less Than One Hour and Save Up to Three Lives

Give Local T-shirt, $5 Starbuck gift card and One Hour Bounce Back Card from Main Event.

University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff can start the school year off on the right foot by donating blood and saving local lives.

Kentucky Blood Center will host a five-day blood drive Aug. 28–Sept. 1 to collect blood and supply local hospitals – including UK Healthcare – with lifesaving blood. KBC will be in Gatton Student Center Ballroom Aug. 28–Sept. 1 (Monday through Friday) from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. every day. Additionally, a KBC bloodmobile will also be outside William T. Young Library on Monday, Aug. 28 from 4-8 p.m.

All donors will be thanked for their time and donation with a free Give Local T-shirt, a $5 Starbucks gift card and a One Hour Bounce Back Card from Main Event. A Bounce Back Card is good for 60 minutes of free arcade play at Main Event.

Locations Available at Gatton Student Center, W.T. Young Library

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Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome as space allows. To schedule an appointment, call 800.775.2522 or scroll down and click on a link below.

Gatton Student Center

W.T. Young Library

About Kentucky Blood Center

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. KBC is the exclusive blood provider of UK Healthcare.