The “Save Our Summer time Blood Drive” is again, with the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Heart partnering with a handful of Owensboro organizations to host the three-day occasion encouraging as many individuals as doable to donate attributable to a important blood scarcity.
Officers mentioned they hope to herald a minimum of 300 donors of all blood varieties. Donors may also be entered to win varied door prizes.
Blood donations could be made at WKRBC (3015 Previous Hartford Highway) immediately by way of Thursday. For questions, name 270-684-9296.
Organizations serving to recruit donors this yr embrace the Daviess County’s Sheriff’s Workplace and Hearth Division, Owensboro’s Police and Hearth Division, Atmos Vitality, Kenergy, Independence Financial institution, and Chamber Younger Professionals.
In response to WKRBC, annually greater than 16,000 pints of blood are wanted to satisfy the calls for of native hospitals. The Western Kentucky Regional Blood Heart meets that demand by collaborating with space enterprise, faculties, church buildings, and civic organizations.
WKRBC has served Western Kentucky since 1978 and is the only real provider of blood and blood merchandise used at six Western Kentucky Hospitals — together with Owensboro Well being Regional Hospital — and three air ambulances.
WKRBC serves Christian, Daviess, Ohio, Breckinridge, Crittenden, Caldwell, Hopkins, McLean, Trigg, and Hancock counties.