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Kentucky Blood Center Opening Eighth Donor Center

Frankfort location will provide convenient location for loyal area donors


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Blood Center will open its eighth donor center on Tuesday, July 5, providing convenient access to its loyal donor base in Frankfort with the Capital City location.

The Frankfort Donor Center is located at 363 Versailles Rd., in Dollar Tree Manor adjacent to the Brighton Place Kroger shopping plaza.

The Frankfort Donor Center will open on July 5.

Donors can make appointments online now for the Frankfort location at kybloodcenter.org or by calling 800.775.2522. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.

In addition to KBC’s two donor centers in Lexington (Beaumont and Andover), two in Louisville (Middletown and Hillview), Somerset and Pikeville, KBC also recently opened the Tri-County Donor Center in Corbin, bringing KBC to eight brick-and-mortar centers open to donors Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In combination with Kentucky Blood Center’s nearly 2,000 mobile drives a year, the nonprofit is better equipped than ever to serve more than 70 medical facilities in the state and provide services for more than 90 Kentucky counties from Pikeville to Paducah. KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky.

“The pandemic forced blood centers across America to change the ways they were doing business,” said Bill Reed, CEO of Kentucky Blood Center. “Donors feel comfortable visiting donor centers and enjoy the convenience of daily appointment opportunities. We have added two donor centers in areas where we have a strong base of donors to provide those lifesaving individuals with better opportunity to give.”

The openings come at an important time. KBC and blood centers across the nation have been operating with a low supply throughout the pandemic. Summer typically leads to a drop in donors when schools aren’t in session and many families are traveling.

KBC is also offering exciting promotional items this summer, headlined by the 2022 Summer Getaway Giveaway. All donors 18 and older who register now through Sept. 10 will have the chance to win a 2022 Toyota RAV4. A winner for the Jamaican vacation portion of the Summer Getaway Giveaway will be announced soon.

Blood donations help KBC supply blood to local hospitals for cancer treatments, premature births, car accidents, diseases, surgeries and more. One donation can save up to three lives, and one in four people will need a transfusion at some point in their life.

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.

Beaumont Donor Center
3121 Beaumont Centre Cir.
Lexington, KY 40513
859.276.2534  
Andover Donor Center
3130 Maple Leaf Dr.
Lexington, KY 40509
859.327.3223
Tri-County Donor Center
1454 W. Cumberland Gap Pkwy.
Corbin, KY 40701
606.261.7002
Middletown Donor Center
12905 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40243
502.290.0537
Hillview Donor Center
5406 Antle Dr.
Louisville, KY 40229
502.915.0989
Frankfort Donor Center
363 Versailles Rd., Suite 300
Frankfort, KY 40601
502.234.2447
Pikeville Donor Center
472 S. Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
606.432.4979  
Somerset Donor Center
10 Stonegate Centre (Stoplight 16A)
Somerset, KY 42503
606.679.7413
Mobile Drives
Serving more than 90 counties
Find a drive near you

About Kentucky Blood Center
Celebrating nearly 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, Pikeville, Somerset and the Tri-County area.

KBC Encourages Eligible Individuals to Make Donation on World Blood Donor Day

A blood transfusion is needed every two seconds in the United States

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Ahead of World Blood Donor Day on Tuesday, Kentucky Blood Center is thanking local blood donors and urging all eligible individuals to save lives through donation. Those interested in donating can find more information about the process and make an appointment at kybloodcenter.org or by calling 800.775.2522.

“World Blood Donor Day is an opportunity to thank our many local donors who selflessly help save lives and encourage more people to start their own donation journey,” said Mandy Brajuha, VP of external relations at KBC. “This is a critical time for our blood supply. The need for blood products continues, but the pace of donations traditionally slows during the summer months. World Blood Donor Day is the perfect opportunity to make an appointment to donate blood.”

Countries around the globe celebrate World Blood Donor Day annually to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors. Mexico is the sponsor country this year, and the theme is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives.” Resources and additional information are available here.

America’s Blood Centers recently released a first-of-its-kind guide that provides the latest look at America’s blood supply. It found that although a blood transfusion is needed every two seconds in the United States, just 3% of the U.S. population donates blood each year. Worldwide, more than 120 million units of blood are needed each year.

Celebrating nearly 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, Pikeville, Somerset and the Corbin area.

Donor centers are open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. In combination with Kentucky Blood Center’s nearly 2,000 mobile drives a year, KBC supplies more than 70 medical facilities in the state.

KBC is currently offering exciting promotional items this summer, headlined by the 2022 Summer Getaway Giveaway. All donors 18 and older who register now through Sept. 10 will have the chance to win a 2022 Toyota RAV4. Donors who get out early this summer and register now through July 4 at a KBC mobile blood drive or donor center will also be entered to win a five-night, six-day vacation package for two to the Excellence Oyster Bay in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The winner of the vacation package will be announced after July 4.

Each donation for the Summer Getaway Giveaway counts as an entry, meaning donors will have a higher chance to win one of the two summer prize packages the more they donate. Donors can give whole blood once every 56 days.

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.

Beaumont Donor Center
3121 Beaumont Centre Cir.
Lexington, KY 40513
859.276.2534  
Andover Donor Center
3130 Maple Leaf Dr.
Lexington, KY 40509
859.327.3223
Tri-County Donor Center
1454 W. Cumberland Gap Pkwy.
Corbin, KY 40701
606.261.7002
Middletown Donor Center
12905 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40243
502.290.0537
Hillview Donor Center
5406 Antle Dr.
Louisville, KY 40229
502.915.0989
Frankfort Donor Center
363 Versailles Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Coming soon!
Pikeville Donor Center
472 S. Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
606.432.4979  
Somerset Donor Center
10 Stonegate Centre (Stoplight 16A)
Somerset, KY 42503
606.679.7413
Mobile Drives
Serving more than 90 counties
Find a drive near you

About Kentucky Blood Center

Celebrating nearly 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, Pikeville, Somerset and the Corbin area.

Kentucky Blood Center Opening Seventh Donor Center  

Corbin location will provide convenient location for Tri-County donors

CORBIN, Ky. – Answering the call to provide convenience and easier access to donors eager to save lives, Kentucky Blood Center is opening two donor center locations this summer, starting Monday in the Tri-County area (Corbin). Another donor center will also open in Frankfort in early July.

The Tri-County Donor Center is located at 1454 W. Cumberland Gap Pkwy., in the Union Plaza next to Transamerica and Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance.

Donors can make appointments online now for the Tri-County location at kybloodcenter.org or by calling 800.775.2522. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are preferred.

In addition to KBC’s two donor centers in Lexington (Beaumont and Andover), two in Louisville (Middletown and Hillview), Somerset and Pikeville, the new locations in Corbin and Frankfort will bring KBC to eight brick-and-mortar centers open to donors Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. by mid-summer.

In combination with Kentucky Blood Center’s nearly 2,000 mobile drives a year, KBC will be better equipped than ever to serve more than 70 medical facilities in the state and provide services for more than 90 Kentucky counties from Pikeville to Paducah. KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky.

“We are excited to open new donor centers this summer to ensure a healthy blood supply for our local hospitals,” said Bill Reed, CEO of Kentucky Blood Center. “In an ever-changing world, we are not immune to adjustments. After two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen our donation percentages shift from a 70-30 mobile-center split to more of a 50-50 draw. There are several reasons for the change, but the important thing is that we meet the needs of our donors.”

The openings come at an important time. KBC and blood centers across the nation have been operating with a low supply throughout the pandemic, which is especially worrisome heading into a traditionally slow donation period on the calendar. Summer typically leads to a drop in donors when schools aren’t in session and many families are traveling.

KBC is also offering exciting promotional items this summer, headlined by the 2022 Summer Getaway Giveaway. All donors 18 and older who register now through Sept. 10 will have the chance to win a 2022 Toyota RAV4. Donors who get out early this summer and register now through July 4 at a KBC mobile blood drive or donor center will also be entered to win a five-night, six-day vacation package for two to the Excellence Oyster Bay in Montego Bay, Jamaica. The winner of the vacation package will be announced after July 4.

Each donation for the Summer Getaway Giveaway counts as an entry, meaning donors will have a higher chance to win one of the two summer prize packages the more they donate. Donors can give whole blood once every 56 days.

Blood donations help KBC supply blood for cancer treatments, premature births, car accidents, diseases, surgeries and more. One donation can save up to three lives, and one in four people will need a transfusion at some point in their life.

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.

Beaumont Donor Center
3121 Beaumont Centre Cir.
Lexington, KY 40513
859.276.2534  
Andover Donor Center
3130 Maple Leaf Dr.
Lexington, KY 40509
859.327.3223
Tri-County Donor Center
1454 W. Cumberland Gap Pkwy.
Corbin, KY 40701
606.261.7002
Middletown Donor Center
12905 Shelbyville Rd.
Louisville, KY 40243
502.290.0537
Hillview Donor Center
5406 Antle Dr.
Louisville, KY 40229
502.915.0989
Frankfort Donor Center
363 Versailles Rd.
Frankfort, KY 40601
Coming soon!
Pikeville Donor Center
472 S. Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
606.432.4979  
Somerset Donor Center
10 Stonegate Centre (Stoplight 16A)
Somerset, KY 42503
606.679.7413
Mobile Drives
Serving more than 90 counties
Find a drive near you

About Kentucky Blood Center
Celebrating nearly 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, Pikeville, Somerset and the Tri-County area.

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