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Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center Seeking More Donations During the Holidays

During this holiday season, the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center is calling on you to come in to donate and save lives.

Posted: Nov 22, 2021 5:44 PM
Updated: Nov 22, 2021 5:50 PM

During this holiday season, the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center WKRBC is calling on you to come in to donate and save lives.

The pandemic has put a pause on donating for some as people are tending to get out less. Pair that with blood centers not being able to host as many blood drives, and we’ve seen shortages for months, and now as we get to the holidays, the WKRBC is in need of more donations, especially from certain donors.

“Headed in to the holidays, we’re not exactly where we’d like to be," said Vicki Ellis, director of communications for the WKRBC. "We’re pretty good across the board, with the exception of O positive and O negative, and we have been on the phones this morning calling donors and asking them to donate.”

The blood center will also be placing 20 rocks across Owensboro, and under these rocks, you’ll find gift cards to local Owensboro businesses.

And if you do come in and donate, you won’t just be helping out others, you’ll be helping yourself. Ellis says if you donate blood at least 3 times a year, you’re 50% less likely to have a heart attack.

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