The Kentucky Blood Center continues to fight blood shortages across the state this summer and is looking for local donors.
The blood center, which supplies blood to more than 70 Kentucky hospitals, has an urgent need for all blood types and is encouraging donors to make an appointment and donate as soon as possible.
The Kentucky Blood Center relies heavily on mobile blood drives to support the blood supply, but collections have been greatly reduced due to social distancing limitations and business and school closures. With reopening efforts being dialed back, the nonprofit expects further cancellations and collection challenges.
Appointments to donate blood are required and can be made at www.kybloodcenter.org or by calling 800.775.2522..