UK Campus Blood Drives Begin This Week

Lexington, Ky. (Aug. 29, 2016) — University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to save lives during the first campus blood drives of the school year scheduled for today (Aug. 29)  through this Friday, Sept. 2.

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) blood drives, sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach and DanceBlue, kick off the four annual blood drive weeks that are generously supported by the University of Kentucky community. The blood drive schedule for the week is listed below:

Singletary Center for the Arts

Monday 2-6 p.m.

Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

William T. Young Library

Tuesday noon–6 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.

Johnson Center

Thursday 1-7 p.m.

Everyone will receive a “Wildcats always give 100% unless we’re donating blood” T-shirt. Anyone who registers to give through Aug. 31 will also be automatically entered to win a Toyota Tacoma 4X4 or two tickets to Red, White and Boom Music Festival.

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

Blood donors must be 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. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, visit or call 1-800-775-2522.

Founded nearly 50 years ago, 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 hospitals.



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