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Bleed Blue: First of four Kentucky Blood Center campus-wide blood drives under way at UK

University of Kentucky students, faculty and staff have the opportunity to save lives from Monday through Friday 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 this site or call 800-775-2522.

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.

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