Fall into giving with Baptist Health Paducah for its September blood drive

September 08, 2022

The drive will be a two day event held on Sept. 21-22.

(PADUCAH, KENTUCKY) September 8 -- Baptist Health Paducah is hosting its September blood drive in partnership with the Kentucky Blood Center (KBC). The drive will be a two day event held on Sept. 21 (3-5:30 p.m.) and Sept. 22 (7 a.m. - 4 p.m.) at the Carson-Myre Heart Center at Baptist Health in the Barnes Auditorium. All donors will receive a KBC T-shirt. 

The number one reason people give blood is to help others in their community. One person’s donation can save as many as three lives. Blood donations are used for patients going through surgical procedures, childbirth, anemia, cancer treatments and more.

The need for blood is constant and ongoing; every two seconds, someone is in need of it to save their life. A blood donation takes, on average, 10-15 minutes to collect one pint. The body quickly replaces this blood, so those concerned with giving away their blood supply can feel at ease knowing their body is taking care of them.

Donating blood is a simple and safe way to make a large impact in someone’s life. It is also a quick way to receive a mini-physical exam. The healthcare professional will take the donors pulse, blood pressure, temperature and a small amount of blood for testing to ensure it is normal and can be donated.

Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. To schedule a donation for September 21-22, visit https://my.kybloodcenter.org/donor/schedules/name. Before signing up, please ensure that you meet the requirement to give blood. The donor must be at least 16 years-old, weigh at least 110 pounds and must be in good health and feeling well.