BLOOD DONOR CENTER

  
MCCH Blood Donor Center Pictured, from left, Janet Valadez, Blood Donor Recruiter; Linda Cavitt, Laboratory Director and Teresa Starks, Blood Bank Coordinator.

Murray-Calloway County Hospital has one of only two hospital-based blood banks in the state of Kentucky, which means the blood you donate here, stays here.

By donating blood with a donor group or an individual donation, you are helping children, adults, accident victims, those undergoing surgery and possibly even a family member, co-worker or friend.  A short period of your time is well worth the effort because the constant supply of blood provided locally to our Center gives the gift of life to many.




Blood Facts

On any given day, an average of 38,000 units of red blood cells are needed for hospital patients in the United States. 

•  One in 10 people entering a hospital needs blood. The blood donated at MCCH donor center is given to patients at Murray Calloway County Hospital. 

•  Approximately 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood.  Of those eligible, only a small fraction have actually given blood. 

•  In the United States, someone needs a blood transfusion about every two seconds. 

•  The average adult body contains 10-12 pints of blood.  A newborn baby has about one cup of blood in his or her body. 

•  Red blood cells must be transfused within 35 days.
 
•  There is no substitute for human blood.  It cannot be manufactured. 

•  Almost everyone will know someone who needs blood. 

•  Blood is often needed for traumas, surgeries, joint replacements, organ transplants, premature babies, leukemia, cancer treatments and much more.

•  People in car accidents who suffer massive blood loss may require transfusions of blood cells. 



MCCH Blood Donor CenterBlood Drive Events

Giving blood is safe, easy, fast and saves lives. By donating blood you will be helping children, adults, accident victims, people undergoing surgery, and maybe even a family member, co-worker or friend. Your five to ten minute donation will be over before you know it. Afterward, you can relax for a few minutes with refreshments. The entire process takes less than one hour.  Please check our calendar of events for the Blood Drive nearest you!



Donating as a Minor


Did you know that people under the age of 18 can donate blood? Download the consent form below and earn your Red Cord as a High School graduate!


MCCH Red Cord Graduate
Click here to download the Minor Consent Form.



Blood Donation Hours


If you are not able to attend a Blood Drive, feel free to donate at the Blood Donor Center. Call for more information:  270.762.1119


Donation Hours
Monday - Thursday:  
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
(Appointment preferred but not necessary)
Friday:  By appointment only


Our Supporters

The MCCH Blood Bank would not be successful without local supporters.  We want to recognize these local organizations for their regular participation in our Blood Drives.

City of Murray  University Church of Christ 
Briggs & Stratton  Paschall Truck Lines 
Kenlake Foods  Murray Electric 
First Methodist Church Glendale Road Church of Christ
New Harmony Mennonite Church  Calloway County High School 
 Poplar Springs Baptist Church MCCH Center for Health and Wellness 
Spring Creek Health Care  MCCH 
 New Zion's Baptist Church First Baptist Church 


For more information on how you can help save lives, call our blood donor recruiter at 1.800.342.6224 or 270.762.1119 or email us at giveblood@murrayhospital.org.


Map to MCCH Blood Donor Center