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Blood Donation Leave

The Kentucky Safety Program and the Personnel Cabinet are pleased to sponsor blood drives throughout the year.                Read more in the Employee Handbook.

All locations listed below are in Frankfort, KY

2022 Blood Donation Opportunities

        July
          •  1         American Red Cross            106 Diagnostic Drive 
          •  8         American Red Cross            106 Diagnostic Drive 
          • 13        Kentucky Blood Center       Kentucky State Capital - 700 Capital Avenue
          • 14        Kentucky Blood Center       Memorial Baptist Church - 130 Holmes Street
          • 15        American Red Cross            308 Ann Street - Hiram Lodge #44
          • 20        Kentucky Blood Center       Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority - 100 Airport Road
          • 21        Kentucky Blood Center       Cabinet for Health and Family Services - 275 East Main Street
          • 22        American Red Cross            106 Diagnostic Drive 
          • 22        Kentucky Blood Center       Capital Complex East - 1024 Capital Center Drive
          • 27        American Red Cross            Personnel Cabinet - 501 High Street 
          • 29        American Red Cross            106 Diagnostic Drive            
        August 
          •  3        Kentucky Blood Center        Kentucky State Police Records & Technology - 1266 Louisville Road 
          • 4-5      Kentucky Blood Center        Mayo Underwood - 500 Mero Street
          •  5         American Red Cross            106 Diagnostic Drive
          • 12        Kentucky Blood Center       Centralized Lab - 100 Sower Boulevard  
          • 12        American Red Cross            308 Ann Street - Hiram Lodge #44 
          • 19        Kentucky Blood Center       Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife - #1 Game Farm Road
          • 19        American Red Cross            106 Diagnostic Drive    
        September
          • 2         American Red Cross             106 Diagnostic Drive 
          • 7         Kentucky Blood Center        Kentucky State Capital - 700 Capital Avenue
          • 9         American Red Cross             308 Ann Street - Hiram Lodge #44
          • 15       Kentucky Blood Center        Cabinet for Health and Family Services - 275 East Main Street 
          • 16       American Red Cross             106 Diagnostic Drive   
          • 21       Kentucky Blood Center        Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority - 100 Airport Road
          • 22       Kentucky Blood Center        Personnel Cabinet - 501 High Street   
          • 30       American Red Cross             106 Diagnostic Drive 
          • 30       Kentucky Blood Center        Capital Complex East - 1024 Capital Center Drive   

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 502.564.9653  

For questions about donating blood, contact

The Kentucky Blood Center at 800.775.2522

Appointments to donate may be scheduled through the Kentucky Blood Center’s website at www.kybloodcenter.org.               

For more information on the Kentucky Blood Center's enhanced donation procedures, please view the following document:    KBC COVID-19 Safety Info for Donors

The American Red Cross at 800.733.2767

Appointments to donate may be scheduled through the American Red Cross' website at https://www.redcrossblood.org