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Churchill Downs Blood Drive

12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
700 Central Avenue
Louisville, KY 40208

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You're invited to be a part of a special lifesaving tradition! The 17th annual Holiday Hero Churchill Downs three-day community blood drive will be held Tuesday, July 10 through Thursday, July 12 at Churchill Downs on Central Avenue.

This is a fun event for everyone. All presenting donors will receive:

  • Automatic entry to win a prize certificate package worth $5,000 redeemable at as part of the summer-long Live Life. Give Life. promotion.
  • A free one-day pass to King's Island amusement park.
  • A voucher for a free pint of Louisville owned and operated Graeter's Ice Cream as part of the "Pint for a Pint" promotion.
  • A Stoker's Broaster chicken dinner during the event.

You can bring the family out for a fun-filled, track-themed good time! Childcare will be provided during the blood drive.

All blood types are needed to help maintain a sufficient supply for patients in need. Donors with type O negative blood and other Rh negative blood types are especially encouraged to schedule appointments to help boost the blood supply after the Independence Day holiday. Double-red cell donation opportunities are available at the Holiday Hero drive. Type O negative donors who meet the eligibility requirement can consider doubling the difference they make with a double red cell donation!

For information on hours, or to make an appointment to donate blood, click here or call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767).