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Community Blood Drive in McCracken County Today
By West Kentucky Star Staff
MCCRACKEN COUNTY - The Kentucky Blood Center is hosting a community blood drive today.

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis has caused a severe decrease in blood donors, although blood donations are still safe and in constant demand.

In response to the crisis, the Kentucky Blood Center will be taking blood donations from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm, at the Lone Oak Fire Department-Station 3, 111 W.B. Ford Dr., Paducah.

"We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the number of people willing to come out and roll up their sleeves to save lives in the face of a national crisis," Martha Osborne, Vice President of Marketing for KBC said. "We know that this type of support must be sustained over the long-term as we continue to provide critically needed blood products to hospitals throughout this pandemic. Our friends at the Lone Oak Fire Department were gracious enough to host a drive to allow our great community supporters to donate during this important time."

In an effort to maintain social distancing in response to the virus, all donors MUST schedule a donation appointment in advance, at the Kentucky Blood Center's link below. Donors who are used to, "dropping in," to give blood should use this method instead for everyone's safety.  

Officials ask that all donors bring a photo ID. As a thank you, all donors will be receiving a KBC T-shirt.

Other blood drives have been scheduled across the area. In fact, one was held Thursday at Paducah's Twelve Oaks Baptist Church. If you can't be in Paducah on Saturday, see the most current list for the Tennessee Valley region at RedCrossBlood.org .


On the Net:

Kentucky Blood Center Sign-up
Kentucky Blood Center Quick Pass


Published 02:00 AM, Saturday Mar. 28, 2020
Updated 09:18 AM, Saturday Mar. 28, 2020

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