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KBC hosting blood drive on UK campus through April 7

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 4, 2023) Students, faculty and staff at the University of Kentucky will have one final opportunity this school year to donate blood on campus.

The Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) will be on campus April 3-7 to collect blood for local hospitals, including UK HealthCare.

Locations include:

  • Gatton Student Center, Ballroom A (10 a.m.-5 p.m.)
  • William T. Young Library, Bloodmobile (4-8 p.m.)

Donors will receive a “Hold Your Horses” T-shirt, a $5 Starbucks gift card and a coupon for a free classic cookie at Insomnia Cookies.

KBC is the sole provider of blood products for UK Healthcare and more than 70 other hospitals across the Commonwealth.

A single donation can touch up to three lives — serving as a lifesaver for patients with cancer, life support for trauma victims, a vital supplement for organ transplants and surgeries, a resource for fighting diseases, and much more.

Donors can schedule appointments in advance here or by calling 1-800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome.

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.