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UK Campus Blood Drive All This Week

Free T-shirt for blood donors
Free T-shirt for blood donors. Image courtesy of Kentucky Blood Center.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 28, 2017) — University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to save lives from today (Monday), Aug. 28- Friday, Sept. 1, at campus-wide blood drives.

These Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) blood drives, which are sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach, kick off four annual blood drive weeks that are generously supported by the UK community.

The blood drive schedule for Aug. 28-Sept. 1 is listed below:

Singletary Center                                                                                      

Monday: 2-6 p.m.

Tuesday-Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

William T. Young Library

Tuesday and Friday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Chem/Phys Building, Room 114

Thursday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Johnson Center

Thursday: 1-7 p.m.

Everyone will receive a short sleeve blue Kentucky donor T-shirt. Anyone (18 years of age and older) who registers to give blood through Sept. 8 will also be automatically entered to win a Toyota Highlander.

Donors can also register for the Campus Bleed Blue Donor Club. By donating next week and following it up by donating during Big Blue Crush in November and Big Blue Slam in January, donors will receive a blue Tervis tumbler.

Blood donors must be 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo ID and meet additional requirements. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, visit or call 800-775-2522.

About Kentucky Blood Center

Founded nearly 50 years ago, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the Food and Drug Administration, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky hospitals. 

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