Give the gift of life this month

December is the season for gift giving, and Kentucky Blood Center offers Kentuckians the chance to give the gift of life at area blood drives.

Blood donors also have the opportunity to give a gift to the needy in Kentucky by donating the value of their thank you item from Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) to The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign.

Area residents are invited to be life-savers at the upcoming KBC blood drive in the Pendleton County community from 2-4 p.m., Tuesday, December 8 on the KBC Bloodmobile at Pendleton County High School, 2359 Hwy 27 North, Falmouth.

To schedule a donation, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800-775-2522. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Blood donors must be 17-years-old (16 with parental consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in general good health, show a photo I.D. and meet additional requirements. Sixteen-year-old donors must have a signed parental permission slip, which can be found at kybloodcenter.org.