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Blood drive set for Oct. 26

Kentucky Blood Center needs area residents to donate blood and help ensure an adequate blood supply. 

Patients at the more than 70 Kentucky hospitals served by KBC rely on donors to roll up their sleeves and save a neighbor with regular blood donations.

Blood products are often used to help cancer patients, trauma patients, women in childbirth and individuals with chronic illnesses like sickle cell anemia. 

Blood donors who regularly donate at local blood drives ensure that that blood is on the shelf to help these patients in times of need.

DOnors can help the cause at a local blood drive set for 2 to 4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26, at the Jessamine County Health Department, 210 E. Walnut St., Nicholasville. 

Donors at this upcoming Kentucky Blood Center blood drive will receive limited-edition #SaveANeighbor Kentucky socks.

Blood donors must be 17-years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo ID and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-olds can donate with a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.

To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522.