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'Bleed Blue' Blood Drive on Campus This Week

picture of I Bleed Blue sweatshirt
Blood donors will receive an "I Bleed Blue" hooded sweatshirt.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 4, 2017) University of Kentucky students and employees can take about a half hour to save lives this week by participating in the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) blood drive on campus. 

The blood drive started yesterday, and several convenient donation locations are available on campus. The remainder of the schedule is below:

Tuesday, April 4

Chemistry-Physics Building, Room 114, 10-4 p.m.

Singletary Center for the Arts, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 5

Funkhouser Building Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Singletary Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Thursday, April 6

Johnson Center, 1-7 p.m.

Singletary Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Friday, April 7

Funkhouser Building Bloodmobile, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Singletary Center, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Campus blood donors who give at the KBC blood drive will receive an "I Bleed Blue" hooded sweatshirt and a chance to win two tickets to see U2 in concert in Louisville in June.

Blood collected by KBC stays in Kentucky to support Kentucky patients, with much of the blood going to patients at UK HealthCare hospitals.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments can be made by visiting and clicking on the Donor Login button at the bottom of the page or by calling 800-775-2522 ext. 3758.

Blood donors must be 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds and be in general good health. Donors must also show a photo ID with first and last name, such as a state-issued driver’s license. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at

UK is the University for Kentucky. At UK, we are educating more students, treating more patients with complex illnesses and conducting more research and service than at any time in our 150-year history. To read more about the UK story and how you can support continued investment in your university and the Commonwealth, go to: #uk4ky #seeblue