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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky Blood Center needs more than 400 donors daily to supply the more than 70 hospitals it serves in the Commonwealth, but KBC has averaged just 276 donors per day through the first three months of 2022 (January through March).

Even as many routines have returned to pre-pandemic life, blood donation participation has not. The demand for blood has continued to outpace the number of donations, putting local hospitals in a constant state of urgent need and the lives of local patients at risk.

With KBC often operating on less than a day’s supply of blood over the last two years, the current shortage is especially worrisome entering summer when donation numbers historically drop off.

Help KBC dig out of the national and local blood shortage and schedule an appointment today. When you donate, you help KBC supply blood for cancer treatments, premature births, car accidents, diseases, surgeries and more.

Donors will receive a limited-edition gray and navy-blue trucker hat that features KBC’s establishment in 1968.

Magoffin County Community
Monday, May 16 from 1–5 p.m.

First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
134 Dixie Avenue, Salyersville

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

Appointments are preferred and walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, visit or call 800.775.2522.

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.

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