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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

2023 Blood Donation Opportunities

          •  4         Kentucky Blood Center      Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority - 100 Airport Road
          •  4         Kentucky Blood Center      Kentucky State Police Records & Technology - 1266 Louisville Road​
          •  5         American Red Cross           Boone National Guard ​​- 100 Minuteman Parkway
          • 11        American Red Cross           Administrative Office of the Courts - ​1001 Vandalay Drive​
          • 13        American Red Cross           Hiram Lodge - 308 Ann Street
          • 20 ​   ​    American Red Cross           Hiram Lodge - 308 Ann Street
          • 27        Kentucky Blood Center      Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife - #1 Sportsman's Lane  ​
          •  3         Kentucky Blood Center       Centralized Lab - 100 Sower Boulevard
          •  6         American Red Cross            Cabinet for Health and Family Services - 275 East Main Street
          • 10        American Red Cross            Hiram Lodge - 308 Ann Street  
          • 14        American Red Cross            300 Sower Boulevard 
          • 29-30  Kentucky Blood Center       Mayo-Underwood Building - 500 Mero Street
          • 30        Kentucky Blood Center       Capital Complex East - 1025 Capital ​Center Drive​
          • 30        Kentucky Blood Center       300 Sower Boulevard
          • 1          American Red Cross            Legislative Research Commission  
          • 4          American Red Cross            Kentucky State University  ​
          • 6          Kentucky Blood Center       Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority - 100 Airport Road ​
          • 6          American Red Cross            Administrative Office of the Courts - 1001 Vandalay Drive 
          • 6          Kentucky Blood Center       Kentucky State Police Records and Technology - 1266 Louisville Road
          • 8          American Red Cross            Hiram Lodge - 308 Ann Street  
          • 13        American Red Cross            Boone National Guard ​​- 100 Minuteman Parkway
          • 14        American Red Cross            Mayo-Underwood Building - 500 Mero Street
          • 15        American Red Cross            Hiram Lodge - 308 Ann Street 
          • 20        American Red Cross            Kentucky Transportation Cabinet - ​​200 Mero Street 
          • 22        American Red Cross            Hiram Lodge - 308 Ann Street​
          • 29        American Red Cross            Hiram Lodge - 308 Ann Street​ 

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​​​