The Daviess County Fire Department will host a community blood drive at the East Fire Station in partnership with the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center on Monday, October 11th.
Chief Jeremy Smith said the blood drive, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Highway 54,5005, is a natural extension of National Fire Safety Month, recognized throughout October.
“October coincides with National Fire Safety Month, and we have Fire Safety Week, so we’re just doing this as a collective effort to bring the importance of fire safety to light,” said Smith. “We also want to help the community and do our part.”
Blood donors must be at least 17 years old – or 16 years old with parental consent – and weigh at least 115 pounds. Donors must check medication with the center staff and have a good meal before donating blood. Blood donors must also allow at least 56 days between donations. People must also be free of COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days when they recover from the virus. People who have received a positive diagnostic test, have had symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 14 days, or have been asked to self-quarantine are not allowed to donate blood.
For more information, call the Western Kentucky Regional Blood Center at 270-684-9296.