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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky had its best day of the week, but came up 8 donors short of completing the comeback, losing the 12th annual Big Blue Slam to Florida, 1237-1229. Kentucky Blood Center saw 331 donors roll up their sleeves for the event’s final day, while 246 Gator fans donated for Lifesouth Community Blood Center Friday.
“Big Blue fans really came out strong today,” Martha Osborne, Vice President of Marketing for Kentucky Blood Center, said. “We came up short in this competition, but the real victory comes in the lives that will be saved by the blood collected this week. Thanks to everyone who came out this week to boost the blood supply for our communities.”
Big Blue Slam is the annual blood battle between the Cats and the Gators to see which fans can donate the most blood. With its victory, Florida has tied the series at 6 wins for each blood center. Big Blue Slam helps to encourage blood donors when winter weather and flu season can hamper donations.
Celebrating more than 50 years of saving lives in Kentucky, KBC is the largest independent, full-service, nonprofit blood center in Kentucky. Licensed by the FDA, KBC’s sole purpose is to collect, process and distribute blood for patients in Kentucky. KBC provides services in 90 Kentucky counties and has donor centers in Lexington, Louisville, Pikeville and Somerset.