Donor centers will close on Nov. 23 at 2:30 p.m.; KBC is closed for Thanksgiving
Louisville donor centers are closed on Mondays through 2022
Effective Oct. 12, 2020, Kentucky Blood Center began accepting individuals as blood donors who were previously deferred by Food and Drug Administration guidelines which regulate the blood industry. The FDA announced the revised guidelines in April, but KBC needed time to modify computer systems, write procedures and train our staff on how to implement these changes safely. Thank you for your patience.
If you tried to donate with us in the past and were deferred in our computer system, you will need to be re-entered into the active database again before you can donate (see “Re-entry Process” below).
No deferral time now (eligible to donate again):
There are other changes that are not listed. You may be contacted about donation if you were temporarily deferred and the deferral time has been reduced.
If you gave blood with Kentucky Blood Center and received a permanent deferral in our system, please complete the Request For Donation Eligibility Review form below. This will allow us to get your deferral evaluated for possible removal before you make a trip to our donor centers or a blood drive. If you come into the donor center without completing this step, the staff will be unable to remove the deferral and process your donation on site.
If you have never donated with us and you believe you are eligible to donate under the new guidelines listed above, the form is not required. We look forward to welcoming you as a blood donor with us.
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