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PODS® of Lexington Helps Kick Off Kentucky Blood Center’s Annual Blood Drive

PODS® of Lexington Helps Kick Off Kentucky Blood Center’s Annual Blood Drive to help increase donations for patients

 
PRLog - May 14, 2014 - LEXINGTON, Ky. -- PODS of Lexington is teaming up with Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) for a blood drive along with My Mix 94.5 on Friday, May 30, at the Beaumont Donor Center to kick off KBC’s summer promotion, “Livin’ by Givin’.”

This partnership is to raise awareness of the need for life-saving blood donations; just one donation can save up to three lives. Donors will receive a T-shirt upon their donation, and will be entered to win a vacation to Disney World. In addition, participants are encouraged to keep an eye out for the PODS container while My Mix 94.5 will be onsite from 12 – 2 p.m.

“We’re excited to be a part of this wonderful annual event. We enjoy working with Kentucky Blood Center again to help increase blood donations and save lives,” said Ken Kocon, general manager of PODS of Lexington. “We hope to surpass last year, and we’re looking forward to the turnout.”

Kentucky Blood Center relies on volunteer blood donors to meet area patients’ needs. KBC, the largest Food and Drug Administration (FDA) licensed blood bank headquartered in the Commonwealth, is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties.

“With our ‘Livin’ by Givin’’ promotion and the chance to win one of three fabulous trips, we hope Kentuckians will be encouraged to donate and save lives as often as possible this year,” said Martha Osborne, KBC’s Executive Director of Marketing and Recruitment. “We’re always grateful for PODS of Lexington’s help by getting the word out and their involvement with the event.”

Over the last year, KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components, relying on volunteer blood donors to meet patients’ needs in the areas it serves.

For more information, or to schedule a donation, visit www.kybloodcenter.org.

About PODS Lexington

Opened in 2004, PODS Lexington is the leading provider of moving and storage services to individuals and business in the Lexington Bluegrass region of Kentucky.

Owners, David and Ken Kocon, have over 35 years of combined business experience. PODS Lexington is a leading corporate citizen and the Kocons support their local community with donations of PODS® containers to charitable organizations and community events throughout the year.

Founded in 1998, PODS currently provides moving and storage services to a population of more than 250 million consumers and businesses, in 48 U.S. states, Canada, Australia and the UK, through its company-owned and independent franchise network. To date, the PODS network has completed more than 400,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 2.0 million deliveries and has over 145,000 PODS® containers in service.

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