After Day Two, Kentucky fans are in scoring distance of the goal with Tennessee leading by only 46 units. The score is 1,118 to 1,072.
“A great turnout on Wednesday could easily put Kentucky in the lead. All donors, all types are needed at all KBC locations for us to beat the Vols again this year,” said Martha Osborne, Executive Director of Recruitment and Marketing.
KBC is providing special gifts for donors during the competition. Donors will receive a special edition T-shirt, a coupon for a free McDonald’s McCafé Beverage, a chance to win a $200 gas card and the grand prize NCAA Game Package.
KBC donor centers are open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Friday. There will also be blood drives throughout the region.
To find a donation location or to schedule an appointment, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.
About Big Blue Crush
Tennessee leads the rivalry 12 to 10 with 1 tie, but Kentucky won the competition last year for the first time since 2002. KBC has set a goal of 4,000 donors this year, in hopes of keeping the trophy. This friendly competition ensures an adequate blood supply during the holidays.
Kentucky Blood Center (KBC), the largest FDA regulated blood bank in Kentucky, 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. KBC relies on volunteers to collect 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.