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Serving central Kentucky, southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois


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Donor Stories

I began donating whole blood when I was a high school student in the late 1970's. I lost my father to cancer at the age of three. I didn't know that it was cancer until I was much older, but that has always been my motivation for giving. I have always felt a strong desire to give of myself for others, especially when I have been blessed with such good health.   I am always urging others to give blood if they are able. Two of my three children are now blood donors as well! My youngest being 16-years-old, was just able to give for the first time last fall at his high school with the new lower age limit. I am going to encourage him to give again this month at their spring blood drive.   I am also on the National Bone Marrow registry and pray that some day I will be able to save another life through a gift of marrow as well! Some people think lifetime donors like me may be a little crazy, but it is so comforting to know that a little of my time can give someone a LOT of time.....their LIFE!
—Kim Pierce

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Pint-Size Hero and Future Blood Donor Programs

Get our youth involved in blood donation. Click here to learn more about our Elementary and Middle School programs.


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What's Happening

Donors can now complete a portion of their health history online with RapidPass!
To encourage donations around the Thanksgiving holiday, all who come to donate Nov. 25-29 will get a Red Cross mixing spoon and celebrity chef recipe set, while supplies last.


November 24, 2015
Help save lives through blood and platelet donation, by hosting a blood drive This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday...
October 27, 2015
Blood and platelet donors can save up to 15 minutes while helping save lives (Oct. 27, 2015) — American Red Cross blood and platelet donors can now help save lives in less time by using the new Red Cross RapidPass online health history system.

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Donate Platelets

Click here to find platelet donation opportunities in your community. Or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule your platelet donation appointment.


Young Minds Change Lives: High School Scholarship Program

Save for college while helping to save lives. Click here to learn more about our High School Scholarship program.


Promotion Winners

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