Blood drive coming to Danville June 7

Published 10:13 am Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Between warm-weather activities, family vacations and no school, summer is an exciting time of the year. For those same reasons, it’s also a tough season on the blood supply. To ensure summer is a safe and enjoyable time for everyone, Kentucky Blood Center is urging donors to be proactive this summer and donate blood.

All donors at this KBC drive will receive a limited-edition “Give Back, Give Blood” T-shirt (while supplies last) as a thank you for donating.

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Donations historically dwindle during summer, but the need for blood doesn’t take a vacation. Donations at KBC in 2022 were down more than 12% compared with 2019, the last summer before the Covid-19 pandemic. During the same period, transfusion frequency remains consistent, putting local lives at risk.

KBC is calling on donors to save the summer. Blood collected at this drive will save the lives of patients in Kentucky who require products for surgeries, diseases like cancer, traumas, organ transplants, premature births and more.

Kentucky Blood Center, through the generous donation of blood from donors, provides lifesaving blood products to more than 70 hospitals in Kentucky.

Locally, a drive is scheduled for June 7 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Boyle County Public Library Heart of Danville Community Room.

Blood donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Donors aged 16 years must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation, visit or call 800-775-2522.