Kentucky Blood Center encourages donation with car giveaways and more
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) encourages blood donors to donate during the summer months, a generally difficult time to have blood available, by donating two cars to two lucky donors. Donors who donate between May 24 and July 4 will be entered to win a 2021 Toyota C-HR and those who donate July 5 through September 11 will be entered to win a 2021 Toyota Camry with all-wheel drive.
Donors can donate whole blood every 56 days, which means that if they donate early in the summer, they will have the opportunity to participate in both vehicle designs.
The Kentucky Blood Center is a local nonprofit community blood bank that provides blood to more than 70 Kentucky hospitals from Pikeville to Paducah. To ensure that local patients in these hospitals receive the blood products they need, KBC relies on volunteer donors to roll up their sleeves as often as possible.
Kentuckians can help save local lives at this upcoming blood drive. As a thank you, KBC donors at this upcoming mobile drive will be entered to win the 2021 Toyota C-HR. Donors can visit the KBC Bloodmobile at the Beaumont Texas Roadhouse at 3030 Lakecrest Circle in Lexington on Tuesday, June 1 from 12 noon. at 18 o’clock
Donors will receive a $ 10 Texas Roadhouse Gift Card, a free appetizer coupon, and a chance to win a Texas Roadhouse dinner for two!
Blood donors must be at least 17 years of age (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, present photo identification, and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental authorization card, found at kybloodcenter.org.
Meetings are privileged to ensure social distancing. Walk-ins are accepted as long as space permits. A face mask is required to donate if you are not vaccinated. To plan a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.