King’s Daughters’ ongoing partnership with the Kentucky Blood
Center is keeping blood donations local.
KBC has been the sole provider of blood products for King’s Daughters
for more than a year. The blood center is the largest FDA-licensed nonprofit
blood bank headquartered in Kentucky, operating out of Lexington.
King’s Daughters Executive Director of Diagnostic Services Shawn
Boggs said the partnership has allowed the health system to improve the
quality of blood services, with all donations staying in the Commonwealth.
Boggs said very little blood is wasted after a donation, noting KBC has
a unique system of making sure all blood can be used whether it is in
the local area or elsewhere in the state.
“We are delighted to partner with King’s Daughters and look
forward to sharing our life-saving mission with even more Kentuckians,”
said KBC President and CEO Bill Reed.
KBC has had 14 blood drives at King’s Daughters since last July.
In that time, 764 donors have registered.
Upcoming KBC drives will be on the following dates at King’s Daughters:
- Wednesday, Sept. 11 (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
- Monday, Oct. 7 (12:30 – 6 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Nov. 13 (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
- Monday, Dec. 2 (12:30 – 6 p.m.)
- Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
- Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 (12:30 – 6 p.m.)
To sign up for a blood drive go to kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.
Local businesses interested in hosting a KBC blood drive can also contact