Local residents will have the opportunity to give blood and possibly win a $500 gift card during three blood drives this month, which are being conducted by the Kentucky Blood Center.
On Saturday, July 18, the Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile will be at the Corbin Walmart from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. The address is 60 S. Steward Road, US25, Corbin.
On Friday, July 24, the University of the Cumberlands will host a blood drive from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. near the Terry and Marion Forcht Medical Wing, which is located at 103 Maple Street, Williamsburg. The Kentucky Blood Center Bloodmobile will also be on hand for this event.
This summer the Kentucky Blood Center is trying to infuse donors’ summer by giving away two $500 gift cards each week for a total of $16,000 awarded through Sept. 18.
All donors, who register to donate at a KBC donor center or mobile blood drive each week, will be entered to win one of two $500 gift cards.
Donors will be entered into the week’s drawing each time they give during the summer. In addition, each registered donor will receive a great Team Kentucky shirt while supplies last.
“The summer months are always tough on the blood supply and given the current state of the economy, we know our donors are experiencing difficult times as well,” said Mandy Brajuha, Director of Marketing for Kentucky Blood Center. “In an effort to help our loyal donors ‘rebound’ this summer, we’re encouraging blood donation to help Kentucky patients and providing a little economic stimulus to 32 lucky winners.”
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 identification and meet additional requirements. Donors that are 16 years old must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KBC is requiring appointments for all donor centers and mobile drives to ensure social distancing. To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 1-800-775-2522.
On the day of donation, donors can complete their health history questions on a tablet, computer or smartphone prior to coming to the blood drive by using QuickPass.