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Critical blood shortage in southern Kentucky, two drives added in Bowling Green

For every blood donor who gives through Veterans Day on November 11, Blood Assurance will...
For every blood donor who gives through Veterans Day on November 11, Blood Assurance will donate $10 to the fund.(Blood Assurance)
Published: Jan. 12, 2022 at 3:01 PM CST
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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -Southern Kentucky continues to grapple with a critically low blood supply as there’s less than a two-day supply of most blood types. Meanwhile, Blood Assurance is adding two blood drives in Bowling Green this week:

The first drive will take place on Thursday, Jan. 13 at Vision Source of Bowling Green located at 335 New Towne Drive from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The second drive will take place Friday, Jan. 14 at First Baptist Church located at 621 E. 12th Avenue from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Individuals who donate whole blood will receive a $10 Amazon gift card, while those who donate double red cells, platelets or plasma, will receive a $20 Amazon gift card.

Walk-ins are welcome. Donors can also schedule their appointment in the days leading up to the blood drives HERE.

The low supply is a result of mass cancellations due to winter weather and an increase in COVID cases, said officials.

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