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Blood Donation Leave

The Kentucky Safety Program and the Personnel Cabinet are pleased to sponsor alternating blood drives throughout the year for the American Red Cross and the Kentucky Blood Center.  Read more in the Employee Handbook.

 

2017 Blood Donation Opportunities

January 20 (ARC), March 17 (KBC), May 12 (ARC), July 28 (KBC), September 22 (ARC), November 17 (KBC)

Know Before You Go

          • Employees can receive four hours of leave time with pay for donating and recuperating from donating blood.
          • The donation must occur during an employee's scheduled work day, and does not include the lunch period.
          • Leave time should be taken at the time of donation unless circumstances, as specified by the supervisor, require the donor to return to work. In this case, the unused portion of leave time will be credited as compensatory time.
          • Agencies should notify their employees of individual blood donation policies.
          • Donations can be made at any licensed blood center certified by the Food and Drug Administration.
          • Prior supervisory approval is needed as well as verification after the blood donation.
          • Employees deferred from donating shall not be charged for the time used in attempting to donate, but will not receive the four hours leave time as those who donate.
          • For questions regarding the blood donation policy, contact the Office of Employee Relations at 502.564.9818  

For questions about donating blood, contact

The American Red Cross, at 800.RED.CROSS (733.2767). Appointments to donate during the American Red Cross events can be made on the website at www.redcrossblood.org.

The Kentucky Blood Center, at 800.775.2522.
Appointments to donate during the Blood Center events may be scheduled through the Blood Center’s website at www.kybloodcenter.org.   

Did you know......

You can earn up to 300 points a year from donating blood as a Kentucky Employees' Health Plan (KEHP) member. Log on to Go365 at http://LivingWell.ky.gov to learn how.