Community blood drive is Thursday

The Russell County Community Blood Drive is scheduled for this Thursday, February 23.

The blood drive will take place from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the South Kentucky RECC Community Room.

Donors will be entered to win a $100 gift card sponsored by Russell County’s Property Valuation Administrator Tim Popplewell.

All donors will receive a Kentucky Blood Center long-sleeve t-shirt.

The blood center needs approximately 400 blood donors daily to supply more than 70 hospitals in Kentucky.

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, visit