Two blood drives scheduled for July 10


PRESTONSBURG – Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) will hold a pair of blood drives in Floyd County on Friday, July 10.

Residents in Floyd and surrounding counties may donate blood during either of the drives, which will be held at 1st Commonwealth Bank on 311 N. Arnold Ave. in Prestonsburg and Appalachian Wireless at 101 Technology Trail in Ivel.

Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is the community’s local blood bank and provides blood for Kentucky patients. To help encourage Kentuckians to give blood for Kentuckians this summer, KBC is giving donors the opportunity to win a new Toyota Camry.

When donors give blood and save a Kentucky patient’s life at the blood drive below, they’ll be automatically entered into the drawing which runs through Aug. 31.

The blood drive at 1st Commonwealth Bank will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on June 10. Later in the day, 2-4;30 p.m., Appalachian Wireless will be the site of another blood drive.

Kentucky Blood Center donors will now also receive a non-fasting cholesterol test. Results will be posted within five days after the blood drive at kybloodcenter.org where donors can log in to see their results.

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

Donors must be at least 18 years old to win the Camry. Contest rules can be found at kybloodcenter.org.

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

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