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Kentucky Blood Center partnering with PODS Lexington on Summer Lifesaver promotion


PODS Lexington is joining with the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) this June for the “Be a Summer Lifesaver” promotion and will help kick off the annual summer blood drive on Friday, June 9 at the Beaumont Blood Center at 3121 Beaumont Center Circle.

Starting June 1, Kentuckians (18 and older), who register to donate blood with Kentucky Blood Center will be automatically entered to win a brand new Toyota Highlander.

This summer represents the seventh year of partnership between PODS Lexington and KBC to raise awareness of the need for blood donations in Kentucky, and to encourage people to donate blood that provides more than 400 pints of blood needed per day to serve over 70 hospitals across the state because blood donated with KBC stays in the Commonwealth to help Kentucky patients.

“PODS Lexington has been a wonderful partner for 7 years, helping us reach our donation goals and spread the word about the need for donors,” said Martha Osborne, Vice President of Marketing. “We rely solely on generous volunteer blood donors to help us meet the need, and we are so thankful to PODS for being such an ardent supporter of our cause.”

On Friday, June 9, donors can hang out at the Beaumont Donor Center and listen to music with DJ Traci James from Mix 94.5 and enjoy freshly made pizza from Papa Murphy’s Pizza from noon – 2 p.m.

Donors will receive a free T-shirt, and be automatically entered to win the Toyota Highlander, as well as a Family Fun Pack, filled with tickets to different summer attractions around Kentucky. As with all blood donations, donors will receive a mini-physical, a free cholesterol check, and their cholesterol results will be posted online on the KBC donor portal three to five days later.

“We are excited to be part of this life-saving event again,” expressed Ken Kocon, general Manager of PODS of Lexington. “We are determined to help the Kentucky Blood Center meet and exceed its goals this year, and we encourage all Kentuckians to come out and donate this summer and truly be a lifesaver.”

For more information, or to schedule a donation, visit www.kybloodcenter.org.

From Kentucky Blood Center Communications


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